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Newmarket Criminal Lawyer

Newmarket Criminal Lawyer Michelle Johal represents persons charged with both summary and indictable criminal offences in York Region.

York Region includes the following areas served by five separate police districts: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Vaughan.

All criminal matters in York Region are heard at either the Ontario Court of Justice or the Superior Court of Justice located at 50 Eagle Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 6B1. The Criminal Courthouse is located on the south-west corner of Yonge Street and Eagle Street West. Accused persons in York Region who are held in custody are typically housed at the Central East Detention Centre located at 541 Highway #36, Lindsay, Ontario.

If you are charged with a criminal offence in York Region, you are required to make your first appearance in Courtroom 205 at the Criminal Courthouse. “First appearance court” is held Tuesday through Friday in Courtroom #205 with accused persons making their first appearance at 10:30 a.m.

At the first appearance, cases will be adjourned to courtroom #205 at 9 a.m. on the appropriate day. You are only permitted to make a total of three appearances in #205 Court before the justice will require that you appear in Courtroom #201 before a Judge. For cases that are not resolved by this point in the process, a date will be set for either a judicial pre-trial, a preliminary hearing or a trial.

If you are young person charged with a criminal offence in York Region, you are required to appear in a special Youth Court, courtroom #102, starting at 9:30 a.m.

If you are not released from the police station and are in custody you will be required to make an appearance in bail court within 24 hours of your arrest. Bail hearings are typically held before a justice of the peace in courtroom #104, in addition to courtroom #103, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Newmarket Criminal Defence Lawyer Michelle Johal regularly represents individuals charged with criminal offences in Newmarket, in particular offences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, drinking and driving offences, domestic assaults, thefts and fraud as well as offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Newmarket Criminal Defence Lawyer Michelle Johal is a member of the York Regional Law Association. If you require legal representation at the Newmarket Criminal courthouse, call Newmarket Criminal Lawyer Michelle Johal today at (647) 670-0116 or fill out an online inquiry form. Someone will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Beyond just a criminal lawyer

Beyond just a criminal lawyer Ms. Johal is devoted to continuing legal education. She is often called upon to speak at professional development courses at various organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the National Judicial Institute. She is an instructor at Osgoode Hall Law school’s Trial Advocacy course. She is the Vice President of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association. She is regularly asked to provide her analysis for media outlets including the CBC, the Agenda with Steve Paiken, CTV, Global News, and other news outlets.

Do You Require Legal Representation?

Call Criminal Lawyer, Michelle Johal.

(416) 824-3584

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 CBC and Brampton Guardian media publications on current events and criminal driving offences.  She was recently invited to speak on the subject of RCMP overreach by the CBC. To watch the video, please click here:

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Our Brampton office is conveniently located beside the Criminal/Family Courthouse at 7755 Hurontario Street West, Brampton, Ontario. It is steps from the Peel Regional Police station where clients have to attend for fingerprinting.

Our Office is located on County Court Blvd across from the Tim Hortons in County Court Law Chambers.

The address is:
2 County Court Blvd, Suite 400
Brampton, ON  L6W 3W8

We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

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