Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Postings

Impaired operation

Our client visited an acquaintance’s house. After an argument, our client left the house and drove away in her vehicle. The acquaintance then called police and reported that our client had used crack cocaine and drank hard alcohol before driving. When the police stopped our client’s vehicle about half an hour later, a crack pipe […]
July 13, 2021

Release: Michael Johnston profiled by the Criminal Lawyers Association

The Criminal Lawyer’s Association (CLA) is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association. On 6 July 2021, the CLA published a profile of Michael A. Johnston. Michael’s profile takes a look at what motivates him and what he enjoys most about criminal defence: I most enjoy cases which are tried before a judge and jury. A […]
July 13, 2021

Release: Michael Johnston named one of “The 5 Best DUI Lawyers in Ottawa” by BestInOttawa

BestInOttawa is an online publication that does “extensive customer research” to provide “your guide to the best things that Ottawa has to offer, from the top products to the most dependable services.” On 9 July 2021, BestInOttawa published its list of “The Best DUI Lawyers in Ottawa” for 2021: Driving under the influence is a […]
July 13, 2021

In the news: The Supreme Court of Canada releases its reasons in R v Chouhan

On 25 June 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons for the decision in R v Chouhan. Michael A. Johnston represented the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa (DCAO), which intervened in the appeal. Writing in dissent, the Honourable Justice Côté would have found that the recent amendments to jury trial procedures, including the […]
June 28, 2021

In the news: Michael Johnston quoted in “Black in the Jury Box: Systemic Barriers”

On 2 June 2021, the West End Phoenix published an article by Eternity Martis entitled “Black in the Jury Box: Systemic Barriers,” part of a four-part investigative series that “explores racial disparities during the jury selection process and looks at how they contribute to a court system that is biased against Black defendants.” The article […]
June 15, 2021

Release: SJHD named the “Best Criminal Law Firm” in Ontario by CorporateVision

CorporateVision is an online publication “with the mission to deliver insightful features from across the global corporate world.” They grant annual awards to “recognise the tireless efforts of the industries, businesses and individuals that continue to strive above and beyond in what they do.” As part of their 2021 Canadian Business Awards, Corporate Vision awarded […]
June 15, 2021

In the news: Michael Johnston quoted in article on anti-lockdown protests

On 17 May 2021, New Canadian Media published an article by Farah Mustapha entitled "Anti-Lockdown Protests Grow as COVID-19 Spreads," describing the growing number of protests against Canadian lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article quotes Michael A. Johnston: Ottawa lawyer Michael Johnston suggests some people may be taking issue with hastily passed laws during […]
May 22, 2021

Release: Kimberly Hyslop awarded a 2021 Community Builder Award

United Way East Ontario (UWEO) is a non-profit volunteer organization operating in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark, and Renfrew Counties. On 11 May 2021, UWEO awarded Kimberly D. Hyslop with a 2021 Community Builder Award. In the past five years, Kim and her team of legal professionals have raised more than fifty-three thousand dollars for local charities […]
May 15, 2021

Kindness and compassion

Mr. Johnston came recommended from 2 of my close friends who had success with him in previous cases. Despite being in a global pandemic Michael and his team took my case and handled my matter promptly and professionally going over and above with clear communication and attention to detail. Having to choose Legal representation is […]
May 4, 2021

Release: Michael Johnston named one of the “3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ottawa” by ThreeBestRated

ThreeBestRated is an online publication that “was created in 2014 with a simple goal to find you the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in key cities.” ThreeBestRated published their list of the “3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ottawa” for 2021: All of our criminal defense lawyers actually face a […]
April 15, 2021
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