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Put your trust in our highly-skilled, professional team of experienced criminal defence lawyers.



PCS has successfully defended some of the toughest criminal cases in Ontario. If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence, we can do the same for you. Life is never the same after a criminal conviction. You may lose your freedom, reputation, work, and social life. The stakes are too high to not take your time and hire a competent, experienced criminal defence lawyer in North York to develop the best defence. Our criminal defence lawyers provide a team of experienced, battle-proven lawyers who are ready to fight for your best interests, emphasizing the importance of expert legal guidance in developing a strong defence strategy. Our team has experience working with prosecutors and judges in Ontario. When you come to us, expect professional and experienced criminal defence lawyers who handle every case with the utmost care.



When you come to us with your legal concerns, we will gather all the resources needed to deliver on our promises. Expect our legal team to communicate with you every step of the way so you can understand your criminal charges and have any concerns addressed. PCS specializes in criminal law to help clients achieve the best results.

We are fully committed to your case from start to finish

We prepare strong legal arguments that work in your favour

We are very realistic when communicating to our clients about their options

Our Practice Areas

We have extensive experience, enabling us to handle any criminal offence allegations, including:


Murder and manslaughter are recognized in Canadian Law as homicide charges and attract different punishments than sexual offences. A homicide is classified as manslaughter if the death is caused without intention. Within manslaughter, the death can be caused either by criminal negligence or an unlawful act. The courts may find you guilty of criminal negligence if you committed a reckless act or if your failure to act resulted in the death of another. If found guilty of manslaughter, you may face up to life in prison. Murder, on the other hand, is categorized into first-degree and second-degree murder depending on whether the accused planned and deliberated the death of another person. If the killing was planned and deliberate, the accused might be convicted of the criminal charge of first-degree murder, which attracts an automatic life sentence with no parole for 25 years. Second-degree murder charges are raised when the killing was not planned and deliberate but was intentional. This is often the case in murders that occur in the heat of the moment. If convicted of a second-degree murder charge, you face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.




  • Fight to lessen the punishment and avoid a criminal record
  • Fight to preserve your reputation by having the charges withdrawn
  • Relentlessly defend your rights and educate you on your options


If you or a loved one is being charged with with crime of murder or manslaughter, call our experienced criminal lawyer in North York to help defend your case in criminal court.


Are you facing a DUI offence that risks ruining your social and work life? We have experienced criminal lawyers in North York ready to represent you. DUI laws are very technical, and they change rapidly. We use this technicality to our advantage and put up a strong defence that helps our clients avoid criminal charges, jail time, and license suspension. Impaired driving trials require extensive cross-examination skills. Our criminal law lawyers will effectively cross-examine the police with a determination to serve the client’s best interests. Having specialized in impaired driving cases, we assure you that we can deliver the best possible defence results for our clients. We will allocate your DUI case to a successful North York criminal lawyer who will assess the matter and provide feedback with 100% honesty. If your case doesn’t have a workable defence, we will advise you on this and recommend the best next steps.




  • Prevent license suspension
  • Avoid a criminal record
  • Protect against the impact of high insurance premiums
  • Prevent issues travelling abroad
  • Help you maintain a solid reputation in your community


The lawyers at PCS have handled impaired driving charges in North York and throughout Ontario. We will be there for you and advocate on your behalf to protect your rights and freedom.


Driving offences involve illegal practices conducted by drivers of motor vehicles that are punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada. If you have been stopped by the police and charged with a driving offence, contact our criminal lawyer North York immediately. The police are required to respect certain procedures prior to charging drivers with any criminal offences. As the driver, you have rights that must be respected by the police before and after being accused of driving offences. Serious offences such as DUI can result in driver’s license suspensions and hefty fines. Should the case go to trial, you’ll need an experienced lawyer to defend your rights throughout the prosecution process. We understand how these offences may impact your life and offer the best possible representation.




  • DUI charges
  • Fleeing from the scene of the accident
  • Flight from the police
  • Stunt driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to remain at the scene of an accident
  • Other dangerous driving charges


Posner Craig Stein lawyers have conducted dozens of driving trials across Ontario.


If you’re facing drug charges, the decision you make on your legal representation can make or break your future. A competent criminal lawyer might result in a withdrawal of the charges, especially if the police violated one’s rights and freedoms. For instance, any evidence obtained during a police search without a warrant may be set aside if the search was unlawful. Other factors, such as sexual assault, consent issues and illegal interrogation methods used during investigations, can help build a strong defence for the accused. Our lawyers understand the CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) and our criminal law team will explain all your rights and options. We have worked on drug cases for many years and are here to help you with your case.




  • We carefully craft legal arguments to increase your chances of a successful outcome
  • We are skilled cross-examiners of police officers
  • We have a proper understanding of drug laws
  • We have defended countless drug prosecutions across Ontario


Are you being arrested, charged with drug trafficking, possession, or importation? You need sound legal representation offered by our qualified criminal lawyers.




If you’re being accused of sexual assault, you may begin facing discrimination in your community. Sexual assault charges can have irreparable damage to one’s reputation. The stakes are high, and you can’t afford any guesswork when choosing legal representation. At PCS, we have the right lawyers to defend you. We are recognized among the leading criminal defence lawyers in North York. Our lawyers are considered an authority in defending sexual offence victims. They are respected by judges, prosecutors, and defence lawyers all over Ontario. Given our extensive experience and knowledge of this area of criminal law, our lawyers are called upon to deal with high-profile cases as well as complex sexual assault offences that make headlines.




  • We deliver discreet, effective and professional legal representation
  • Our clients are assured of the best possible results for their cases
  • We are great cross-examiners
  • We have extensive courtroom experience
  • We offer highly competitive prices


A serious domestic assault or violence charge can impact your social life in ways you never anticipated. This often traumatic experience can worsen when you are restricted from contacting your loved ones as the case drags on. With the help of a competent North York criminal lawyer, you can navigate the domestic assault or violence charges and get the best possible outcome. We know that domestic violence allegations can attract zero-tolerance policies which may hurt innocent people. You can count on our experienced criminal defence lawyer to protect your rights and educate you on your options.




  • We pay attention to detail in every case and offer a customer-centric approach
  • We work tirelessly to achieve the best results possible for each client
  • We have impressive cross-examination skills
  • Our fees are very competitive


In North York and across Ontario, fraud is considered a serious criminal offence with severe penalties. If convicted of fraud, you face up to 14 years in prison and over $5,000 in fines. A fraud conviction can also make it harder for you to do business, get employed, and maintain a good reputation in your community. Unfortunately, fraud charges often involve lengthy and stressful court proceedings, which can jeopardize your work and future life. There are many organizations that have policies against hiring people who have fraud convictions. Our lawyers can help navigate these complex cases and get your criminal charges withdrawn or lessen the severity of penalties.




  • Tax evasion
  • Breach of trust
  • Employment fraud
  • Medical insurance fraud
  • Mortgage and loan fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Manipulation of stock exchange
  • Forgery


The North York criminal lawyers at PCS have argued dozens of appeals and can help you get your conviction or severe punishment overturned. Our criminal lawyers have represented high-profile clients in complex cases throughout Ontario. We bring experience, skill, and knowledge of appellate laws. Whether you need your driver’s license reinstated or probation to be granted as you wait for the outcome of your appeal, our North York criminal lawyers can handle it.




  • Prepare summary conviction appeals
  • Prepare indictable appeals
  • Review all the transcripts from trial and uncover any critical details to support your case
  • Develop powerful and compelling legal arguments that work in your favour
  • Draft well-written advocacy to strengthen your case


Whatever your appellate needs are, the criminal lawyers at PCS Law can assist you in getting a second chance before the criminal justice system. Appeals have a strict time limit, so you require a criminal lawyer in North York to review your case immediately. Contact PCS law firm today.

Need a criminal lawyer? We are here to help.


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Toronto, ON, M4V 3A1

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