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Former Senior Crown Attorney

Criminal Defence Lawyer GTA
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The Best Criminal Defence = A Former Senior Crown Attorney

Getting charged with a criminal offence is certain to become one of the most stressful times in your life.  Many have experienced the crushing power of the government and its seemingly endless resources to prosecute criminal matters.


Michael is a former senior Crown Attorney who has logged thousands of hours of trial and litigation experience at all court levels, for many different criminal offences.  Michael now brings his extensive Crown training and intimate knowledge of the justice system to his criminal defence practice.


Why choose Michael Coristine Law to handle your criminal charges:

  1. Legal expertise: A knowledgeable and experienced criminal lawyer can provide you with the necessary legal advice and guidance throughout each stage in the criminal process. They can help you understand the evidence, the law, and everything else that is on your side to fight.

  2. Action: When you retain your chosen lawyer, you want him or her to get down to business. Michael will ensure that disclosure is obtained as soon as possible, and that you are represented for every court appearance once he is retained.

  3. Negotiation skills: Michael's intimate knowledge of the Crown system and the law, as well as his negotiation experience will be essential for you to get the best results. 

  4. Court representation: If your matter goes to court, only a skilled criminal defence lawyer can represent you effectively. They can cross-examine Crown witnesses such as police officers, present evidence, and make the right legal arguments on your behalf. Michael Coristine has extensive criminal trial experience for all types of criminal offences thanks to his time as a senior Crown Attorney in Toronto.

  5. Minimizing stress: An effective criminal lawyer will minimize stress during the long criminal process by facilitating communication and negotiation with the Crown and attending court for you. You will be consistently apprised of every important event related to your case.

  6. Accessibility and Approachability: Michael Coristine Law is available 24/7 through email, web and/or phone communication. Michael Coristine understands that clients frequently need to ask their lawyer questions or simply reach out for reassurance. Accessibility and approachability are the cornerstones of our client service mandate.


Having the right criminal lawyer for your charges can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Trust Michael Coristine and his extensive litigation and trial experience to get you the results you need.

Criminal Practice Areas


DUI, Impaired, Over 80, Refuse Breath Sample


Attempt Murder, Murder, Robbery, and Other Violent Offences


Domestic IPV Assault, Mischief, Utter Threats



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Sexual Assault


White Collar Crime, Fraud


Child Pornography, Luring, Exploitation, Sexual Interference


Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession


Human Trafficking


Bail Hearings and Bail Reviews


Weapons Offences


Charter Arguments, Stay of Proceedings

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Break and Enter, Mischief, Theft, Property Offences


Youth Criminal Justice (YCJA)

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Aggravated Assault, Assault Bodily Harm

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Driving Offences

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Breach of Release, Breach of Probation or Other Court Orders


Criminal Harassment, Voyeurism, Stalking

Criminal Defence Lawyer GTA
A Former Senior Crown Is In Your Corner!
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