Graham T. Clark’s practice is not limited to trials or appeals, nor is it limited geographically. This criminal law office does whatever is necessary to secure and maintain our clients’ liberty: bail hearings, trials, appeals and extraordinary remedies. Mr. Clark travels as dictated by clients’ needs.

The office staff includes a senior criminal Law Clerk. The office does not employ junior lawyers. Clients retain Mr. Clark’s direct personal service.

Mr. Clark’s office enjoys a broad network of relationships and rapports with other professionals, built up over years of exclusively criminal practice, from expert witnesses and private investigators to local agents who can attend administrative court dates to spare clients from missing work or family obligations while charges are pending.

Mr. Clark’s office is located in Toronto at the Criminal Law Offices on College Street, along with several other independent lawyers and firms not associated in business but sharing a common philosophy of how and why criminal defence counsel play a key role in guarding Canada’s essential characteristic as a ‘free and democratic society’. (Section 1 of the Charter provides that “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.”)

Criminal lawyers work every day under the mandate of section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice”. It is an honour and a privilege to perform this duty within the criminal justice system.

For a free consultation please call 416.531.7321.

 

Charter of Rights

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed into law on April 17, 1982, some 767 years after the Magna Carta. Unlike the Magna Carta, the Charter protects “everyone”. It prohibits unreasonable search and seizure and arbitrary detention. It guarantees fundamental rights of ‘life, liberty and security of the person’, including the right to reasonable bail and to ‘make full answer and defence’ in a fair hearing before an impartial and independent court of justice and to be presumed innocent. And of course, the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay.