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Toronto Assault Charges Lawyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions asked regarding our criminal defence and supporting victim lawyer services. If you have further questions, simply call us to discuss your case.

What courthouses do you service?

We represent those charged with assault, uttering threats, mischief, sexual assault, criminal harassment, and all other forms of domestic and non-domestic violence at every courthouse in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and throughout all of Ontario, Canada. This includes but is not limited to:

10 Armoury Street, Toronto

Peel Region (Brampton and Mississauga)
7755 Hurontario Street, Brampton

York Region (Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket)
50 Eagle Street West, Newmarket

Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa)
150 Bond Street East, Oshawa

Halton Region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton)
491 Steeles Ave East, Milton

Waterloo Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge)
85 Frederick Street, Kitchener

Hamilton Region (Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster)
45 Main Street East, Hamilton

St. Catharines
59 Church Street, St Catharines

Barrie Region
75 Mulcaster St, Barrie

Dufferin Region (Orangeville, Caledon etc.)
10 Louisa Street, Orangeville

161 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON

Bradford West Gwillimbury
57 Holland Street East, Bradford

Niagara Falls
4635 Queen Street, Niagara Falls

Simcoe (Norfolk County)
50 Frederick Hobson VC Drive, Simcoe

London (Middlesex County)
80 Dundas St, London

100 St. Patrick Street, Stratford

415 Hunter Street, Woodstock

36 Wyndham Street South, Guelph

200 Chatham St. E., Windsor ON

Thunder Bay
125 Brodie Street North, Thunder Bay ON

Sault Ste. Marie
426 Queen St. E. Sault Ste. Marie ON

Parry Sound
89 James St., Parry Sound, ON

+ All other Ontario, Canada courthouses.

As of 2024 we are able to handle every case remotely (via phone, Zoom, etc.). You do not need to travel to retain us and our clients generally do not need to attend court in person or even via the phone or Zoom. We are able to take cases throughout all of Ontario, Canada.

I have a previous warning, prior 911 call(s), withdrawn charge, discharge, or criminal record, can my charges still be dropped?

Such factors will likely make it more difficult for us to negotiate the dropping of the charges, however it is definitely still possible. Factors that are relevant include such things as the length of time between now and your previous conviction(s), the nature of the previous charges, the facts of the current charge, and information regarding your background, character and current life circumstances.

Will a lawyer or paralegal handle my case?

You will be represented only by a Practising Lawyer certified by the Law Society of Ontario, not a paralegal.

Having a lawyer represent you ensures you are represented with the highest level of legal expertise. You also gain the benefits of the privacy protections guaranteed by attorney/client privilege. To see more about our founding lawyer, click here.

How can I verify that Mark Zinck is an actual lawyer?

All lawyers in Ontario are regulated by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). The LSO publishes a directory for the public of the identities of every lawyer on their website. Mark Zinck's status as a lawyer can be verified by searching this directory which is found at: https://lso.ca.

What else does your fee include?

Our flat fee also includes:
  1. Information on exactly how you can get your fingerprints, mugshot and charge records destroyed;
  2. How to repress the release of police records relating to your arrest on specific employment and background checks;
  3. Ways to minimize problems travelling to the US related to the charge information and record of arrest being stored in CPIC and other police databases;
  4. Information about potential immigration/IRCC related issues: including work permits, PR, and citizenship applications;
  5. How to avoid and handle future questions from potential employers and law enforcement officials regarding the incident;

How long will this process take?

Depending on the courthouse that your matter is being heard at, the facts of your case, and the Crown Attorneys available to speak to on your court date, your case could take anywhere from one day to over a year to resolve. Domestic cases are normally more difficult and take more time to resolve than similar non domestic matters.

If the Crown Attorney ultimately refuses to withdraw the charges and you do not wish to enter a guilty plea, the case will have to be set down for a trial which can take substantially more time. Sometimes the allegation is simply too serious to be able to avoid a trial. We are normally able to give you a realistic projection of the best and worst case scenario during the initial telephone conversation.

Our goal is to have the charges dropped and the matter resolved as quickly as possible. We represent you and protect your interests throughout the entire process.

I am the alleged victim and want to drop the charges and/or help help my spouse or partner. What can I do?

If they have already been charged by the police, the #1 thing you can do to help your partner at this point is to create a supporting victim affidavit of non-prosecution. Please see both our general page on victim affidavits and our specific victim affidavit FAQ page for more information on this process.

Call us today for a free assessment

You don't have to jeopardize your future or waste thousands of dollars on excessive legal fees. Our goal is to have the charges withdrawn and the release conditions varied to allow contact without a risky and unnecessary trial. We provide effective and affordable lawyer representation for those charged throughout all of Ontario, Canada.

You don't need to be apart from your spouse and family, spend tens of thousands of dollars, and risk getting a criminal record because of an unfortunate domestic incident. Have a skilled criminal lawyer protect you and your future from the stigma and consequences of a criminal record.

    call us: 647-228-5969


  call us: 647-228-5969


Your case will be defended by a fully licensed Practicing Lawyer of the Law Society of Ontario. For more information about our lawyer, click here.

We provide our clients with:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • US travel advice and information
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • Clear goals of getting charges dropped and bail conditions varied without a trial
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Experienced, focused counsel

* Please note:

If you are the alleged victim, and are looking to help your spouse/partner's case, please see our affidavit services page here.

If you are not a paying client, we cannot answer questions and provide assistance with U.S. travel, immigration, employment background checks, and avoiding a criminal record. This includes those who have already retained other counsel and those whose cases have already been completed. We also only take calls/emails relating to Ontario, Canada area cases.

Are you a lawyer? If you are defending a domestic assault/uttering threats/mischief related case and are looking for expert advice regarding possible defences, case strategies, and information release management call us at: 647-228-5969.

Please note: We do not accept legal aid certificate cases. All clients are handled on a private retainer only.


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  We provide:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • A clear goal of getting the charges dropped without a trial
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Timely resolutions
  • Lawyer/client privilege
  • Experienced, focused counsel