Being charged with a criminal offence can be overwhelming. The criminal justice system is highly complex and trying to navigate it alone is not only intimidating, but also potentially harmful to your interests. Our system forces an individual accused to defend himself against a Crown prosecutor with all the resources of the state at their disposal. The importance of obtaining effective legal representation in a timely fashion cannot be underestimated.

You need a highly skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyer to defend your interests and fight for your rights. If you have been convicted of a criminal offence, it may be possible to set aside the conviction and/or reduce the sentence by appealing to a higher court. The criminal appeal process is extremely difficult, complex, and lengthy. To maximize the likelihood of winning your appeal, choose a lawyer who specializes in criminal appeals and can present your case thoroughly, persuasively, and in a timely manner.

Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP practices exclusively in the area of criminal law, and is one of the largest criminal defence firms in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Founded by senior practitioner, Edward (“Ted”) H. Royle, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience, the members of our criminal defence firm have appeared at all levels of criminal court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Although our office is conveniently located in downtown Toronto, we regularly attend court in cities outside Toronto, including Brampton, Oshawa, Newmarket, Milton, Hamilton, Brantford, Orangeville, Barrie, Orillia, Guelph, Kitchener, St. Catharines, and Welland.  We boast a diverse team of criminal defence lawyers and articling students who can communicate with you in other languages such as Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP is well equipped to assist you through all the stages of the criminal process, from arrest to judgment to appeal. Recognizing that each case is unique, we are dedicated to understanding your personal needs and committed to providing you with individualized and professional service. Our team of knowledgeable and skilled trial and appellate litigators will zealously advocate on your behalf, challenging the case against you, and work fervently to protect the most important rights of all – yours.