CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAWYER

CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAWYER

What is criminal harassment? 

Criminal code definition of harassment: 

264 (1) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.

Marginal note: Prohibited conduct 

(2) The conduct mentioned in subsection (1) consists of

  1. repeatedly following from place to place the other person or anyone known to them;
  2. repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, the other person or anyone is known to them;
  3. besetting or watching the dwelling-house, or place where the other person or anyone is known to them, resides, works carries on business, or happens to be; or
  4. engaging in threatening conduct directed at the other person or any member of their family

If you have been charged with a Criminal Harassment due to a misunderstanding, we will fight to ensure you are not convicted for your actions. The Crown attorney must prove all of the above points beyond a reasonable doubt, and if not, then you will be acquitted.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If found guilty of Criminal Harassment, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Criminal Harassment. As a Criminal Harassment Lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn. Accordingly, we will craft an individualized defence for each case. We will provide each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Criminal Harassment, please call De Boyrie Law today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389.

We proudly serve Ajax, AuroraBrampton, Bradford, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, Cobourg, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King, Kitchener, MarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond HillScarborough, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitby. 

De Boyrie Law Will:

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If you need representation we will meet in person at our office to gather details on your matter and build a case.

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Provide a resolution

We will gather all evidence and provide the best appropriate resolution to your legal challenge. Rest assured De Boyrie Law is on your side.

A guide to working with a criminal harassment lawyer

Working with a criminal harassment lawyer can be an overwhelming experience, but it is important to understand the process and what to expect in order to feel confident and informed. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to work with a criminal harassment lawyer.

Working with a criminal harassment lawyer can be a complex process, but with the right legal representation and support, you can feel confident and informed throughout the process.

Frequently asked questions for criminal harassment lawyers

Criminal harassment, also known as stalking, is a serious crime in Canada and can carry severe consequences. If you have been charged with criminal harassment you may have a lot of questions and concerns.  On this page, we will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about criminal harassment and working with criminal harassment lawyers.

Criminal harassment is defined as repeatedly following, communicating with, or threatening another person in a manner that causes that person to fear for their safety or the safety of others. It can include behaviors such as:

  • Following someone or frequently showing up at their home, workplace, or other places they frequent
  • Repeatedly communicating with someone, either in person, by phone, email, or other means
  • Threatening violence or damage to property
  • Threatening to harm someone’s reputation or loved ones
  • Engaging in threatening or harassing behavior through the use of technology (such as through social media)

If convicted of criminal harassment in Canada, the consequences can be severe, including imprisonment and a criminal record. Other consequences of a criminal harassment conviction can include:

  • A jail sentence of up to 10 years
  • A fine
  • Restraining order preventing you from contacting the victim or going to certain places
  • Loss of certain rights and privileges, such as the right to possess firearms
  • Difficulty finding employment or housing
  • Damage to personal and professional relationships

Criminal harassment charges can be dropped in some circumstances, but this depends on the facts of the case and the decisions of the Crown Attorney and the courts. If the Crown Attorney determines that there is not enough evidence to support a conviction, they may choose to drop the charges. In some cases, the victim may also choose to withdraw their complaint, which can lead to the charges being dropped.

If you have been accused of criminal harassment, it is important to take the charges seriously and seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can advise you on your rights and obligations and help you to understand the charges against you. They can also help you to build a defense and negotiate a plea bargain if necessary.

A criminal harassment lawyer in Toronto can help you in a number of ways, including:

  • Reviewing the evidence against you and advising you on the strength of the case
  • Advising you on your rights and obligations
  • Building a strong defense on your behalf
  • Representing you in court and negotiating a plea bargain if necessary
  • Advocating for a reduction in charges or a lighter sentence
  • Helping to minimize the impact of a conviction on your life and future prospects

The cost of a criminal harassment lawyer can vary, depending on the complexity of the case, the experience of the lawyer, and the amount of time required to resolve the case. Some lawyers may charge an hourly rate, while others may offer a flat fee or a contingency fee. It is important to discuss the cost of legal services with your lawyer before retaining their services.

When choosing a criminal harassment lawyer it is important to consider several factors, including:

  • Experience: Look for a lawyer who has experience handling criminal harassment cases in Toronto, as they will be better equipped to navigate
  • Reputation: Research the lawyer’s reputation in the legal community, and read reviews and testimonials from past clients to get a sense of their success rate and level of client satisfaction.
  • Communication Skills: Look for a lawyer who communicates effectively and keeps you informed about the status of your case. A good lawyer will take the time to explain legal concepts in plain language and answer your questions in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Availability: Consider the lawyer’s availability, and make sure they have the time and resources to devote to your case.
 
 

Yes. De Boyrie Law offers free consultations for all of our legal services.

You can book a free consultation right here.

Criminal harassment lawyer reviews
Robert Client
Robert Client
2024-02-12
5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the finest criminal defence lawyer that is available. Alex De Boyrie handled my case quickly, with confidence and current knowledge of the law, which resulted in my charges dropped. As a person with a serious physical health condition, Alex has added years to my life, for which I and my family are eternally grateful. Thank you again Alex and De Boyrie Team.
Molly S
Molly S
2024-01-20
I reached out to Alex seeking advice when I was on the receiving end of criminal harassment. Alex openly acknowledged his specialization is a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Nevertheless, he provided me with straightforward & honest guidance on how to proceed. He not only steered me in the right direction, he also referred me to another lawyer (highly) capable of handling my situation. He even ensured to follow up to see if I received a call. It is patently clear that Alex has a strong sense of integrity, demonstrated by his response. Therefore, I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Alex. Molly
Damneen Hayer
Damneen Hayer
2023-11-15
We’ve worked with Alex and could not ask for a more professional and understanding experience. Communication was very clear with him. He explained our situation to us and what needs to be done. Hopefully we won’t have to but if there’s ever need for legal help again, we’re coming right back to Alex.
Allen
Allen
2023-11-09
I want to give a shoutout to Alex De Boyrie for being an amazing lawyer. They really know their stuff and helped me navigate my case like a pro. Alex was super thorough in reviewing all the evidence and made sure to tackle anything that could have gone south for me. What I appreciate most about Alex is their constant support and great communication. They always kept me in the loop and answered my questions quickly. With Alex on my side, I felt confident throughout the whole process. Thanks to Alex's expertise, I got a positive outcome I wouldn't have achieved otherwise. If you need a sharp, reliable lawyer to have your back, go with Alex De Boyrie. They've got your legal needs covered, no doubt about it. Big thanks to them for making a tough situation way more manageable!
Philip Edward James Theakston
Philip Edward James Theakston
2023-11-07
I am writing this review to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for the outstanding legal assistance provided by Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. Recently, I had the privilege of working with Alex on my legal case, and his expertise, professionalism, and dedication surpassed all expectations. From the moment I contacted Alex, he exhibited a genuine concern for my case, making me feel instantly at ease. His exceptional communication skills ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my situation, providing me with the confidence I needed to navigate through the legal process. Alex's ability to explain complex legal jargon in a concise and understandable manner was truly commendable. Throughout the entire process, Alex displayed an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. His thorough research and meticulous attention to detail set him apart from other attorneys. He effortlessly identified critical aspects that may have been overlooked by others, ultimately strengthening our case significantly. What impressed me most about Alex was his unrivaled courtroom presence. He exuded confidence and poise, which undoubtedly had a significant impact. Alex presented our case with precision and clarity, leaving no room for doubt. His strong advocacy skills combined with his ability to think on his feet were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome. Beyond his exceptional legal expertise, Alex regularly demonstrated genuine compassion for my well-being throughout the process. He consistently took the time to address my concerns, provide reassurance, and answer any questions I had. This level of personalized attention made me feel valued as a client and reinforced my trust in his abilities. In conclusion, I would recommend Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. His outstanding legal skills, tireless work ethic, and genuine care for his clients make him an invaluable asset in the legal field. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, rest assured that you will be in capable hands with Alex. He is an extraordinary lawyer who goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. Thank you, Alex, for your invaluable assistance and for making a difference in my life. Your exemplary legal services have left an indelible impression on me, and I am incredibly grateful for your dedication and expertise. Sincerely, Philip Edward James Theakston
Lizzy W
Lizzy W
2023-10-14
I would recommend Alex De Boyrie Law to anyone going through a criminal case, he is professional, attentive and works hard to get the best resolution as quickly as possible. I found myself in some hot water that was pretty serious and Alex worked to have my charges completely dismissed. He was successful. I am so happy, thankful and appreciative. Having a criminal record could have hindered me for the rest of my life. He was available anytime I needed him either by text, phone, or meetings. Thank you again Alex for all you did for me, you are truly a God send!
Reigan Herstad
Reigan Herstad
2023-10-14
Alex is a terrific council. He treats his clients with respect and honesty right from the start. He made sure to keep in constant contact and was very thorough with his work. I strongly recommend.
Luis Rico
Luis Rico
2023-10-07
Alex is a professional lawyer very friendly and really knowledgeable. He patiently explained everything to me and resolved my case very quickly. Glad i found him. Highly recommended.
Anas Maassarani
Anas Maassarani
2023-07-19
Alex is very responsive and indeed will treat you like a respected individual. He's upfront and honest, he assessed my case and provided me with an impressive personalized strategy right on the spot. He won't make exaggerated claims to get your business like others do. You won't go wrong with Alex!
Sharron Kelly
Sharron Kelly
2023-05-19
Thank you Alex for the helpful information he has provided very appreciated
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