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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 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.

Do You Require Legal Representation?

Call Criminal Lawyer, Michelle Johal.

(647) 670-0116

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:

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Our Brampton location is conveniently located beside the Ontario Court of Justice and across from the Peel Regional Police Station. It is located at 2 County Court Blvd, Suite 400. It is a four storey blue office building located next to the Swiss Chalet. There is an abundance of free parking at this location.

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