Protecting Human Rights, One Individual at a TimeLisa

Are you charged with an offence, under investigation, or otherwise having troubles with any level of the Canadian government? As a criminal law lawyer, I can help you. I worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney for two years, and now as Criminal Defence Counsel for nineteen years. Call me at 613.203.4874 to talk to me about your situation.

The Trinity of Law / La Trinité du Droit

Your best chance of success is to access my extensive experience and skill in all three areas of courtroom litigation, legal writing, and negotiations. 


Seminar - 'How to reduce the impact of a Canadian criminal record for travel and employment purposes'

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

There are many consequences that flow from having a criminal record, but some can be avoided. In this seminar/workshop, we discuss generally how to travel to the United States with a criminal record, and how to approach finding or keeping employment when you have a criminal record.

   

Urgent Telephone Legal Advice

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

If you need criminal law legal advice on an emergency basis but can't book a full consultation right away, you can book a thirty minute telephone call. During the call I'll advise you the best I can, given the limited time we have. Afterwards, you may decide to book a full consultation for a more comprehensive discussion and exploration of your legal problem.

   

Types of Consultations Available for Criminal Law in Canada

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

Prompt and deft response to legal emergencies, reparation of problem situations, strategic advice from the point of police investigation and throughout your legal journey - I've got you covered, no matter what stage your case is at. Below are links that will give you information about the most popular types of consultations I offer. I take in other types of cases as well, so call me at 613.203.4874 if you are wondering whether I can help you.

Telephone Meetings - Useful for clients who have a legal problem in Ottawa, but are located elsewhere in Canada, the United States, or indeed anywhere in the world. Ideal also for Ottawa homebodies, and people wanting same-day advice. 

Comprehensive In-Person Meetings

   

Canadian Criminal Code Charges I Defend Most Frequently

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

At Christian Law office, you are always represented directly by the owner/operator of the firm, Lisa Christian. Check out my article FAQ. I defend people charged with all types of offences, or they may just need advice. Often, their problems relate to enterring another country when they have a criminal background. Sometimes people who ask me to help them have no criminal records; sometimes they do. 

Usually, I am able to get the charge withdrawn, so it never reaches the stage of trial or sentencing - which is the best possible result. I also negotiate frequently with the police and prosecutor so that investigations of individuals do not lead to criminal charges. I will let you know if these options may be possible for your case, too.

The charges I see most frequently are listed on the expertise page, which you can see by clicking here.  

   

Free and New On The Website

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

My latest seminar: How to Reduce the Impact of a Criminal Record for Travel and Employment Purposes on Thursday, October 9, 2014, $119

On the Blog page you can read over 150 articles I've written about legal topics, and I add new material, or update older material, frequently. 

Subscribers have been receiving my monthly Newsletters in their inboxes for four years. You can read some of them on my website. Clients are offered a free subscription, and others can purchase a subscription by giving me a call.

Newest consultation! I offer different types of consultations to suit different people and their particular issues. My latest consultation formula is called 'The Session'. It addresses the realities of some people's finances today: they can only afford to pay for one consultation, and then they have to take it from there themselves. 'The Session' is designed for people who are willing and able to put in some upfront work by filling out a detailed questionnaire in advance, and providing it, along with some specific documents, prior to our meeting. I aim to get you equipped with what you need to know going forward, in just one consultation.

   

Website Terms of Use and Disclaimer

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