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CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER - 613.203.4874

If you are charged with a criminal offence or under investigation, I can help you. I have been a criminal defence lawyer for nineteen years, and also worked two years as a crown prosecutor. I know the criminal justice system inside and out.

Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, or avoid the drama and drive the scenic new Highway 5 extension to meet me in beautiful, quiet Wakefield. 

Christian Law Offices, a Law Firm Owned and Operated by Lisa Christian

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

Welcome to My Office on the Web - I also have professional office space in downtown Ottawa for personal meetings.

Christian Law Offices is a law firm owned and operated by me, Lisa Christian. I focus on criminal defence work, and other criminal-related cases. The purpose of this website is to help you discover if you should discuss your particular legal problem with me.

More and more, people require my special expertise, not just for criminal charges, but also for other legal issues that may overlap with the criminal justice system or other types of investigations. My broad knowledge of many areas of law, combined with over twenty years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases, means you get a unique mix of expertise that is perfect for many obvious, or subtle, legal problems.

Some of the ways I work with my clients include:

  • Defending criminal charges or other accusations from governing bodies or police officers against Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals. 
  • Providing consulting services that help you decide whether you should pursue legal action such as making complaints to or about the police, whether you should seek a Record Suspension, or whether you should take steps towards some form of compensation as a victim of an offence.
  • Supplying turn-key legal solutions when you can't afford to get bogged down in complexity or details, such as by obtaining or responding to documents from the government or the police.
  • Acting as a strategic advisor in a confidential, one-on-one capacity to help you make personal and business decisions that may attract legal consequences.

 

   

Canadian Criminal Code Charges I Defend Most Frequently

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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.

   

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. 

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

   

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.

   

Free and New On The Website

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

Newly updated: my popular e-book Going Through the Criminal Justice System: A typical progression of a Canadian court case from Charge to Trial

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. My recent post is packed with information - Are You in Criminal Court or Under Investigation. Read it by clicking here.

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.

   

Website Terms of Use and Disclaimer

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

Your use of this website, and all other online materials I manage, constitutes your agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions: