Brampton Criminal Lawyer

For more than fifteen years Ms. Johal has been trusted by her clients to represent them on a wide array of criminal matters.She is experienced in all areas of criminal law and has appeared at every level of court in Ontario. She regularly provides advice and conducts a wide range of criminal matters: domestic assault, driving offences (impaired, 80 and over, refusal to provide a breath sample), drug possession and trafficking charges, robbery, fraud, sexual assault and firearms related offences. She has a passion for representing youth charged with offences contrary to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Ms. Johal regularly represents individuals who have never had any previous dealings with the criminal justice system. She recognizes what an overwhelming experience this can be for her clients and strives to guide them through the process and provides exceptional, personalized service. When you hire Ms. Johal your case will not be assigned exclusively to a junior lawyer. Ms. Johal will personally work toward achieving the best possible result for your case.


“Michelle was outstanding from start to finish. Her strategic approach in handling my case helped me achieve my desired outcome. Highly recommend Ms. Johal.”

- Steven

Beyond just a criminal lawyer

Beyond just a criminal lawyer Ms. Johal is devoted to continuing legal education. She is often called upon to lecture other lawyers at continuing professional development courses at various organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Destination Continuing Professional Development Program, the Ontario Bar Association and the Criminal Lawyer’s Association. She is also an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program and Osgoode Hall Law school’s Trial Advocacy course.


Practice Areas

Michelle Johal Practices Exclusively In The Area Of Criminal Law.
  • Drinking And Driving
  • Domestic Assault
  • Drug Offences
  • Weapons Offences
  • Theft & Fraud
  • Sexual Offences
  • Administration Of Justice
  • Break And Enter Offences
  • Bail Hearings
  • Youth Court Cases
  • Dangerous Offender
  • Complainant Advice

As Featured In

Michelle Johal’s cases have been reported on in top Toronto media publications such as the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. She is contacted regularly to offer her legal opinion to the Brampton Guardian media publication on current events and criminal driving offences. She was invited to speak on the subject of the Greater Toronto Area drinking and driving problem on the Agenda with Steve Paiken. To watch the show please click here:

Recent Blog
April 18, 2020

What are your rights under laws imposed to stop coronavirus spread?

  During the declared emergency, the scope of police powers are now significantly broader, says Michelle Johal...

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December 11, 2019

The Right to Choose (the sequel)-Counsel of choice narrowed in scope in 2019 (and a novel decision on sentence)

Background-A new trend emerges in 2018 Appellate authorities establish that upon arrest a defendant has the right...

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December 10, 2019

Michelle Presented at The Annual Impaired & Over 80 Course

On December 7th, 2019, Michelle presented at the annual Impaired and Over 80 course at the Law...

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