Criminal Law

Christopher Watkins, is a highly experienced Trial Lawyer in Criminal Law.

He has litigated the most complex drug matters as well as homicides, DUI’s

and Domestic Incidents.  His Trial and resolution success rate is very high.

Whether it be Judge and Jury or Judge alone Christopher Watkins has the

experience that counts when you need strong court representation.

Mr. Watkins is also highly skilled at Bail releases and Bail Reviews.

Mr. Watkins has also argued appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Mr. Watkins fights to get his clients released from custody and fights

to keep them out !

The following is a small sample of the hundreds of successful cases

litigated by Mr. Watkins during his career and close to 12,000

Criminal files during his career to date.

BAIL GRANTED

R v. Spence  Bail release on Second Degree Murder

R v. Peltier  524 Release on outstanding bank Robbery charges

R v. Rahmer  released on Bail review serious home invasion

R v. Pressley released on Robbery

R v. Hendrickson released on Second Degree Murder

 

TRIALS

R v. Lacoste  not guilty possession for the purpose of trafficking large quantity marihuana

R v. Peltier not guilty possession for purpose of trafficking

R v. Vincent  not guilty aggravated assault endangering life

R v. Dolinsinski not guilty by jury fraud and theft over $ 5000.00

R v. Breton amicus currie

R v. Timmermans significant drug charges stayed

Other

R v. Nagotchi  Murder reduced to Manslaughter

R v. Fisher   Murder reduced to manslaughter

R v. JS    3 month youth sentence on top of 3 months time served Murder reduced to manslaughter

R v. Davis    Manslaughter  – Not Guilty  by reason of mental disorder Trial by Jury

R v.  Lysenchuk   Trial by Judge not guilty distributing pornography

R v. Loon Murder reduced to maslaughter

R v. Elsey   Not Guilty Murder by reason of mental disorder Jury Trial

R v. Buhkcari Conditional Sentence for human smuggling first reported sentence of this type in Canada