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Areas Of Expertise

Criminal Law

The Criminal Law team at Prouse, Dash & Crouch LLP consists of Paul Dhaliwal and Chris Tonks and their dedicated staff. The Criminal Law team is dedicated to defending individuals throughout any jurisdiction in Ontario. From the moment you first need to speak to a lawyer from the police station all the way to the end of trial, our criminal defence lawyers will be with you every step of the way, offering strategic legal thinking by taking an “outside the box” approach to successfully represent clients.

The lawyers on the Criminal Law team have a broad range of experience gained over a number of years of experience. Our lawyers have represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and have assisted with an Appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. Our team has defended all manners of criminal offences and has a highly successful track record.

The Criminal Law team uses defences at law in addition to using defences based on the Charter of Rights and freedoms to assist their clients. The Prouse, Dash & Crouch LLP Criminal Law team defends all types of criminal cases including but not limited to:

  • Bail Hearings, Bail Reviews
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Breach of Court orders
  • Fail to Attend
  • Driving while prohibited/suspended
  • Robbery
  • Criminal driving offence cases such as Impaired Driving, Over 80, Careless Driving and Dangerous Driving
  • Fraud cases
  • Weapons cases
  • Extortion
  • Mischief
  • Drug and Trafficking cases
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempt Murder and Murder

Prouse, Dash & Crouch LLP maintains access to a wide range of research materials and customarily employs multiple articling students to conduct research and to make interlocutory court appearances in an effort to keep the costs of defending criminal matters as low as possible. The Criminal Law team will to make arrangements to assist clients expeditiously at their bail hearings and will not delay these bail hearings as they know the liberty rights associated with an individual being held in custody.

In order to further develop his understanding and skills with respect to the defence of impaired driving and over .08, Excess Blood Alcohol Level cases, Paul Dhaliwal has become qualified as an Intoxilyzer Technician (breath analysis).

The Criminal Law team can be called at any time for a free consultation. We understand that not everyone keeps 9-5 hours and as such we offer evening and weekend appointments to fit your schedule. Prouse, Dash & Crouch LLP maintains a 24 hour service line for emergency client calls which is always attended by cell phone connection to an on-call lawyer at 905-451-6611 or 647-283-9860.

The foregoing is a brief summary for information purposes only, and may only be applicable in the Province of Ontario. It is not intended to be legal advice. Full and complete legal advice can only be given by a lawyer who has detailed information about your individual circumstances, and is retained for such purpose.

Team Members

Paul Dhaliwal

Paul Dhaliwal

Areas Of Practice:

Criminal Law

Personal Injury Law

Email: PDhaliwal@pdclawyers.ca

Phone Number: (905) 451-6610

Fax Number: (905) 451-1549

Admitted to Practice: 2002(ON)

Chris Tonks

Chris Tonks

Email: CTonks@pdclawyers.ca

Phone Number: (905) 451-6610

Fax Number: (905) 451-1549

Admitted to Practice: 2006(ON)