Your Hamilton Criminal Lawyer.
If you've been charged with a DUI or a criminal offence in Hamilton, Burlington or the Golden Horseshoe Area, talk to an experienced Hamilton criminal lawyer. Call Shayan Shaffie for the right advice.
Shayan Shaffie is a Hamilton criminal lawyer and founder of Shaffie Law, a criminal defence law firm based in Hamilton and Toronto.
Shayan is a graduate of the University of Toronto law school, ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the world's top 10 law schools. He joined the Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office after obtaining his law degree - first as an articling student, then as an Assistant Crown Attorney.
After learning the prosecution method and building a reputation for tough, intelligent advocacy, Shayan left the public sector in 2015 to establish his criminal defence law firm. Today, Shayan is a Hamilton defence criminal lawyer who proudly uses his skill and knowledge to protect the rights of all his clients.
If you need a criminal lawyer in Hamilton, call Shaffie Law today. We offer free consultations and accept Legal Aid for qualifying cases.
Mr. Shayan Shaffie, Barrister & Solicitor J.D., B.A. Hons., University of Toronto
Shayan Shaffie Knows Hamilton.
Shayan Shaffie knows Hamilton. After graduating from the University of Toronto law school, he began his legal career by articling for the Hamilton Crown Attorney’s Office in 2010. There, he gained a rich first-hand knowledge of the local culture, lawyers and judges as he worked cases ranging from petty theft to first degree murder.
After his call to the Ontario bar, Shayan joined the Hamilton Crown Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Crown Attorney. For several years he honed his litigation skill by arguing cases in front of Hamilton’s toughest judges. In 2015, after growing to love the city that started his career, he turned down a long-term job offer with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Instead he returned to his native Toronto and established Shaffie Law. After years of plying his trade for the prosecution, Shayan was determined to put his skills to use as a criminal defence lawyer.
Hamilton holds a special place in Shayan’s criminal defence practise. He credits its hardworking people for leading him to the conviction that justice and jail are rarely, if ever, compatible. Living in Hamilton and witnessing so many of its residents struggle with addiction, mental health and poverty, Shayan left his role as a Crown firmly believing that he could effect a better serve Ontarians by defending their rights. For their role in helping him to become a prominent criminal defence lawyer, Shayan is grateful to the people of Hamilton.
Shayan continues to appear regularly at the Hamilton criminal courthouse. True to his word, he has proudly served its people since the founding of Shaffie Law in 2015. As a Hamilton criminal lawyer, he accepts all criminal cases. However, over time Shayan has developed a special focus on Hamilton’s troubled, individuals with substance abuse issues, and men and women of the aboriginal community. Because of his unique bond to the region, Shayan continues to accept Legal Aid for as a form of retainer in the region.
As a Hamilton criminal lawyer, Shayan is pleased to draw on his exceptional reputation in the region for the service of his clients. Hamiltonians searching for strong legal representation should look no further. If you are facing criminal charges in Hamilton, Burlington or elsewhere in the region, contact our office today.
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Here's What You Should Know.
If you're facing criminal charges or a DUI in the Hamilton area, you need a criminal defence lawyer with the skill, experience and reputation to get you the best possible result.
Shayan Shaffie is a former Assistant Crown Attorney in the Hamilton. He articled for the Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office and acted as Crown counsel for several years before turning to criminal defence and establishing Shaffie Law.
In his years of practise, Shayan Shaffie has appeared in thousands of cases before the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton. In that time, he has built a reputation for professionalism, fairness, and above all, an unflinching commitment to the interests of his clients.
From every angle, Shayan Shaffie has a strong, practical grip on how the administration of justice operates in Hamilton. If you need legal advice for a case in Hamilton, including charges in the Burlington, Oakville and Milton region, call us today to see how we can help.
About the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton.
The John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton is the region's home for the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. These two levels of courts hear all criminal cases arising from arrests in the Hamilton area, including by the Hamilton Police Service and, where applicable, the OPP.
Here are the contact details for the John Sopinka Courthouse:
The John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 2B7
Tel: +1 (905) 645-5252
All but the most serious criminal charges will begin at the "Ontario Court of Justice", where the John Sopinka Courthouse is home to multiple "types" of criminal court: first appearance or "set date" court, bail courts, trial courts, and, most recently, a court dedicated to hearing guilty pleas.
If you have a criminal case and can't locate the courtroom or the time for your appearance, try phoning the courthouse and asking to speak with one of the clerks of the criminal court. In the alternative, if you believe your appearance is either today or tomorrow, you can check ontariocourtdates.ca, being careful to note the "date" for the docket you are looking at.
About the Crown Attorney's Office in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office is home to the many Assistant Crown Attorneys, management-level Crown Attorneys, clerks and administrative staff responsible for prosecuting criminal cases and administering criminal justice in the Hamilton area generally.
The Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office plays an essential role in the administration of criminal justice. They work closely with local law enforcement, including the Hamilton Police Service and OPP, to collect missing evidence in order to furnish to the defence; they prepare criminal cases, working closely with witnesses and complainants, for presentation at trial; and most importantly, they work alongside local Hamilton criminal defence lawyers to identify legal issues, find efficiencies in criminal cases, and, where applicable, resolve criminal charges - often by way of withdrawal.
Your Hamilton criminal lawyer's reputation among the Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office is essential to advancing your legal interests in a fair and efficient manner. Where a relationship of trust and professionalism exists, expediency replaces suspicion and doubt. This, in turn, is a benefit to clients - like all those at Shaffie Law.
If you have a Hamilton criminal lawyer, you should not contact the Hamilton Crown Attorney's office directly unless specifically advised to do so. If, on the other hand, you are self-represented and need to make contact with their office for the purpose of disclosure or otherwise, here are their contact details:
Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office
45 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 2B7
Tel: +1 (905) 645-5252
Fax: +1 (905) 645-52
A list of Hamilton's Assistant Crown Attorneys and their contact email addresses can be found here. You are cautioned against contacting a prosecutor directly, unless you have received or are acting on specific legal advice.
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