Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Postings

In the news: Marie Henein needs to be heard

by Aileen Furey Marie Henein is one of Canada's top criminal defence lawyers, and now a household name after she successfully defended Jian Ghomeshi in his criminal trial earlier this year. You don’t have to aspire to work in the criminal justice system to appreciate the perspective of Ms. Henein. Criminal law is just one […]
November 29, 2016

In the news: Publication Ban and the Presumption of Innocence

by Michael A. Johnston Being accused of a criminal offence has many indelible and irreversible aspects. Often, a criminal defendant is tried and convicted in the courts of public opinion before he or she has even made a first appearance, let alone made full answer and defence. What is worse is that even if a […]
November 16, 2016

First-Degree Murder

Our client was approached by a friend, who forced him at gunpoint to help him rob our client’s workplace by being the getaway driver. The friend and another man entered the store while our client waited in the car. An innocent bystander was shot and killed. Our client drove away without waiting for the other […]
April 17, 2016

Assault Police and Obstructing Arrest

Two brothers were returning home from a bar late at night. Some strangers began taunting the older brother, leading to a small fight. The younger brother – our client – escorted his older brother to a safe location about a block away. When police arrived, the older brother was still upset and refused to identify […]
April 17, 2016

Assault With a Weapon

Our client and the complainant had been dating for eight years. On the night in question, the complainant returned to our client’s apartment and found that the door was locked. Our client refused to let her inside. After banging on the door, the complainant was attacked with a stick. Our client was charged with assault […]
April 17, 2016

I Have Complete Trust in Michael Johnston

Trusting someone who you do not really know to handle your criminal matters is not an easy task. I know how challenging that can be as I was facing eight criminal charges when I hired Michael. I had already called many, and met with a few attorneys – some recommended by friends, others I found […]
March 29, 2016

Personable, Professional and Understanding

This was the first time a family member had to seek legal assistance. Michael Johnston happened to be our first point of contact.  After meeting Mr. Johnston we retained his services, he was very personable, professional and understanding.  He took the time to speak to any member of our family that had concerns and understood […]
March 29, 2016

No Criminal Record - Thank you Michael Johnston!

We were very lucky to find Michael Johnston when I was arrested. I live in another province and I only had to go to court twice in Ottawa. Michael Johnston went to court to represent me every time. During the six months it took before the prosecutor and judge made their decision, he remained calm […]
March 29, 2016

Michael Johnston was Recommended, Now I See Why

Michael Johnston came highly recommended by our family lawyer. Facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming stressful situation. Michael listened intently to the facts of the case and provided not only peace of mind but a logical approach towards dealing with the situation. Michael was able to outline the process and all the necessary steps […]
March 29, 2016

All My Charged Were Dismissed

I was very lucky to have chosen Michael Johnston from a list of attorneys to seek legal advice and in turn represent me to defend my drinking and driving charges. Michael was very professional and personable from our first conversation on the phone the night of the offense. He coached me along and advised me […]
March 29, 2016
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