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If you are charged with a criminal offence or under investigation by any level of government or government agency, I can help you. I have been a criminal lawyer for over twenty years, working both for defence and prosecution. I know the criminal justice system inside and out, and achieve excellent results. Meet me in downtown Ottawa or one of my other interesting spots, or, stay comfortable in your own location and we will talk on the phone or have an on-line virtual meeting.

Types of Consultations Available for Criminal Law in Canada

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 some of the most popular types of consultations I offer.

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 - When possible for you, we meet in person to discuss your particular situation in detail and come up with solutions.

Foreign National and Permanent Resident Criminal Consultation - This special consultation blends the expert criminal law advice you need with a strategy that takes into account the long-term and short-term immigration consequences of your unique situation.


Canadian Criminal Code Charges I Defend Most Frequently

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

I personally defend people charged with all types of offences, or they may just need advice. Often, their problems relate to entering 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 Usually, I am able to get the charge withdrawn, so it never reaches the stage of trial or sentencing - which is the best possible result.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.  You may also be interested in my article FAQ.


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

Talk to me about this: Feeling anxious about seeing me? Bring a partner or friend to our consultation for no extra charge. They can participate in the first half of the consultation. 

Coupon: Let's have some fun. Mention code 31557 and receive a free music CD with your initial in-person appointment! This offer is good for the month of February 'while supplies last', as they say.

Free: Order any issue of my newsletter "It's Criminal!" by giving me a call.

Issue #4 includes:

This special edition is about The mysterious call to a lawyer from the police station when you are arrested.


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

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