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If you are charged with a criminal or tax offence, or under investigation by any level of government or government agency, I can help you. I have been a criminal lawyer in Ottawa for over twenty years, working both for defence and prosecution. I know the criminal justice system inside and out, and achieve excellent results for you.

Types of Consultations Available for Criminal Law in Canada

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

I respond quickly to legal emergencies, and I give you strategic advice whether or not you are facing a trial. Working together starts with a consultation. 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 defend people charged with all types of offences, or they may just need advice. 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 Usually, I am able to get the charge withdrawn, so it never reaches the stage of trial or sentencing - which is the best possible result.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

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

Filing your income tax returns: Are you behind in your tax filings? Maybe waaaaay behind?

  • Federal criminal and income tax laws applicable to non-filers of personal income tax returns.
  • Canada Revenue Agency practises and policies in the treatment of non-filers.

I can help you deal with a delicate tax situation. Call me for a flat fee appointment.

Free Newsletter:  Director's Personal Liability for corporate taxes. Order it by giving me a call.

Fresh website content, about witnesses: Read my new article about how witness' behaviour on the stand can effect their credibility, and what I do about it.


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

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