Paralegals in Ontario are equipped and trained to provide effective legal representation in minor criminal matters.
For matters outside the city of London or outside of our paralegal duties, I can provide referrals for paralegals in St. Thomas, Aylmer, Woodstock, Strathroy, Chatham, Stratford, and Goderich.
Ontario is one of the few jurisdictions in Canada where paralegals can act as independent legal professionals from certain criminal offences. Thus, they are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario and are regulated as officers of the court. This also means that clients have access to knowledgeable, experienced representation before the law that is also affordable.
Criminal Provincial Offenses
Paralegals can represent clients in some types of criminal matters, and Thomsen Paralegal Service can defend you if your case is a summary conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada, or theft under $5,000. I provide knowledge and experience to help when there’s a minor criminal charge against you.
Summary Criminal Defences
A summary offence is less serious than an indictable offence, but that doesn’t mean you should take it without legal advice. Any criminal act that can be proceeded with summarily, without the right to a jury trial and/or indictment, is a summary offence, and Thomsen Paralegal Services can represent you and give you top-notch legal advice on how to proceed.