Protecting Human Rights, One Individual at a TimeLisa

Are you charged with an offence or under investigation? I can help you. I know the criminal justice system from inside and out - I worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney for two years, and as Criminal Defense Counsel for nineteen years, with particular expertise in domestic assault charges. Read about Consultations and Fees. Call me at 613.203.4874 to talk to me about your situation; this discussion is complimentary and confidential. I welcome your call, even on weekends and evenings, and will answer my phone personally. Appointments are available seven days a week.

The Trinity of Law / La Trinité du Droit

While some lawyers may be good in court, some may be good legal writers, and others may be good negotiators, I have an exceptionally high level of experience and skill in each of these three areas. This is your best chance of success.

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Canadian Criminal Code Charges I Defend Most Frequently, Including Spousal Assault

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

I represent people charged with all types of offences. Sometimes people who ask me to help them have no criminal records; sometimes they do. I provide the flexibility and personal service of a small firm, with the capacity to take on files of any size or complexity.

What happens after a criminal charge can be broken down generally into stages: getting out of custody on bail, initial court appearances, ensuring you have all the relevant evidence from the police or other sources, evaluating whether you have a defense, negotiating with prosecutors, and preparing for a trial or a sentencing.

I have developed particular expertise in the areas of domestic violence/partner assault, and illegal searches.

Generally speaking, these are the charges I see most frequently:

  • Impaired Driving
  • Assault, including partner assault
  • Drug Offences
  • Fraud/Theft
  • Obstruct Justice/Mischief
  • Weapons Offences and Applications

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Your privacy is paramount; you will not find client testimonials or case success stories on my websites. Your privacy is more important to me than my marketing.

Initial Telephone Call to determine if I can help you - free

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. Includes intial telephone consultation, up to 2 hours of telephone time.

Comprehensive In-Person Meetings 

Foreign National and Permanent Resident Criminal Consultation - Useful if you are on a visitor's visa, work or study permit, or have permanent resident status in Canada, and are charged with a criminal offence while in Canada. 


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Phone me directly, for free, at 613.203.4874 to see if I can help you with your legal problem. 


In the Blog Section

I have written and posted one hundred and fifty blog articles on this website about legal topics, and I add new material, or update older material, frequently. I just posted a brand new article about common legal motions in a criminal case.

In the Newsletter Section 

I have been writing monthly newsletters for the past three and a half years. I email them to my subscribers, and post some of them on my website. 

Recent Newsletters:

  • May 2014: Six Tips to Help You Get Better Results and Save Money When You Have a Lawyer
  • April 2014: How to Raise Funds without Raising Red Flags of Fraud
  • March 2014: 9 'Spot the Crime' Novels - just in time for reading week
  • February 2014: 8 Cons of Having an Offender Charged

Contact Lisa

Minto Business Centre
440 Laurier Ave. West,
Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6 

613 203 4874 (direct line)

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