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In the firm of Bytensky Shikhman Barristers, our team of criminal lawyers has decades of experience almost exclusively in the practice of criminal law, conducting matters of various complexities in all levels of Court. Provincial Court Trials, Superior Court Trials before a Judge, Superior Court Trials before a Judge and Jury, Summary Conviction Appeals and Appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, are all part of our daily practice. We are litigation lawyers, and our experience comes from both our extensive legal knowledge and many years of regular attendance in Court.

In addition to experience, a successful criminal defence requires very detailed preparation and an extremely intimate knowledge of the facts of each case. Our Criminal lawyer Toronto spend an extensive amount of time preparing applications and strategies for each and every case.

A criminal case, however, starts with an arrest and a release. It is important to ensure that an accused person obtains bail on the most optimal conditions possible. Our firm has developed a practice of vigorous litigation in bail court and reviews of bail decisions where necessary.
We understand that bad things happen to good people and we are here to support you, understand you and defend you.

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WHAT WE ARE EXPERT AT

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If you are accused of committing a crime, you will need leading criminal defense law firm in Toronto. We are especially skilled in the following practice areas

Why Choose BSB

Why Choose Criminal Toronto Lawyer?

Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Lawyers in Toronto is focused on providing expert representation to individuals and corporations charged with criminal offences since 1975.

The criminal defence lawyers of BSB possess a wealth of experience in the criminal justice system conducting trials and appeals at every level of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. Our criminal lawyers have even been sought out by clients throughout Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, and the surrounding GTA, as well as outside of Ontario to represent them on cases of particular complexity or importance in other Provinces.

Our criminal law firm includes adults, youths, corporations and victims caught up in the justice system. We also represent clients at sentencing hearings and appeals, on regulatory and provincial offences, and at academic and occupational tribunals. We provide expert support and assistance to lawyers in other fields (such as commercial law, immigration law or family law) when their matters cross over into the criminal realm.

Our criminal lawyers share a passionate commitment to justice, unrivaled professionalism and an irrepressible desire to succeed on your behalf. We personally appear on behalf of our clients at each and every court appearance, allowing you to focus on your work and family, and not on your pending criminal case. We will provide you with regular and detailed updates on the status of your case and will always make ourselves available to answer your questions. The Toronto criminal lawyer of BSB maintain regular contact with our office throughout their busy court days and can often respond to your calls within hours. It is this unparalleled level of service coupled with our extensive legal experience that distinguishes Bytensky Shikhman from other criminal defence law practices.

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    We are a team experienced criminal lawyers ready to stand for you in court and challenge the evidence of the police and complainants.

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    Our Trial Practice

    The lawyers of Bytensky Shikhman Barristers have successfully conducted hundreds of trials. We have extensive experience defending many clients facing a very wide range of criminal charges from allegations as minor as shoplifting to charges as serious as murder. Included within this broad category are various property offences, frauds, drug offences, assaults, domestic assaults, sexual assaults, impaired driving, along with many other types of offences.

    In Canada, every charge in the Criminal Code will be prosecuted either summarily or by indictment. Depending on the charge, the prosecution will have discretion about the mode of trial. If the Crown elects to proceed by indictment, the defence then has an option of a mode of trial (trial in the Ontario of Justice, trial in the Superior Court of Justice before a Judge or before a Judge and Jury).

    Which mode of trial we recommend for each case will depend on many complex and competing interests. The lawyers at Bytensky Shikhman Barristers have extensive experience with all modes of trial at both levels of court and we will discuss the pros and cons of each choice in great detail with our clients before settling on the particular strategy that is most appropriate for their unique set of circumstances.

    Our Appeal Practice

    If you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, Bytensky Shikhman Barristers can help you appeal that decision and to attempt to get your conviction overturned. Our team of lawyers have experience with applications for bail pending appeal, summary conviction appeals to the Superior Court of Justice, indictable appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal, and appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.

    Bytensky Shikhman criminal lawyers are often sought out by other counsel who feel that their clients have been unjustly convicted at the trial level. Our lawyers can also assist you in appeals to reduce your sentence. At the same time, it should be noted that mounting an appeal is a complicated task as the law affords great deference to a decision of a Trial Judge. As such, we will realistically and dispassionately advise our clients of the likely chances of success so that the client can make a fully informed decision if they wish to engage in a significant legal expense of an appeal.

    IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TIMING: The law places strict time limits on the filing of most types of appeals (often 30 days or less) so you are urged to arrange an appointment with us as soon as possible after a conviction.

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    What Clients Say About Us?

    When you hire our firm to manage your case, you have hired a team of legal advocates who care, who will keep you informed, who will fight for you

    Marya Mohamed
    Marya Mohamed
    2024-02-07
    Ms. Sonya is just an absolute incredible lawyer. I would say the best. We worked with her for my brother’s bail. Where we were scared and full of anxiety, she made everything just so simple and easy for us. She got bailed him out and everything worked out perfectly. Felt really comfortable with her because she made ensure we are comfortable. Her work I would say is amazingly exceptional. Thank goodness for her and her whole team!
    Hussain Chaudry
    Hussain Chaudry
    2023-08-03
    Great team
    Gurkirat Rai
    Gurkirat Rai
    2022-11-20
    Spoke with Mr. Boris on the phone, with respect to a appeal And I got to say he's a very honest professional individual, very unique in nature. He will tell you straight up if you have grounds of appeal or merits. If you will win or lose. Great personality to work with, someone who cares about Justice over money. Thank you
    Sabrina Conliffe
    Sabrina Conliffe
    2022-11-09
    Brittany Smith is a very professional and hard-working lawyer. She dealt with my case quickly and effectively. Also, she explained everything along the way. Everyone should have this type of lawyer in their corner. Thank you very much!
    Danielle West
    Danielle West
    2022-11-09
    A family member of mine used Ms. Shikhman as their lawyer. From the beginning of the process, she was absolutely fierce in looking after his interests. She secured the most reasonable bail conditions that we were told by other lawyers would be impossible to get. After a complicated long trial we got a “NOT GUILTY” from the jury! We could not be more grateful for all of her hard work.
    Ta
    TA
    2022-10-21
    Brittany Smith is more than an excellent Criminal Lawyer! She put all her effort on my case, days and nights. I can’t thank you enough Brittany. You nailed it..
    Nesf123
    Nesf123
    2022-10-04
    Sonya is an excellent lawyer who provided the best outcome for my case. I consulted with many lawyers before deciding to work with Sonya. She is honest, professional and delivers on her word.
    Chris Gove
    Chris Gove
    2021-06-23
    Very knowledgeable and easy to reach.
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