A proven trial lawyer with scuccess defending serious criminal charges throughout Toronto and Southern Ontario
When Everything Matters Experience You Can Trust Protecting Your Rights and Freedom

Criminal Defence Lawyer Norm Stanford represents clients in Toronto and throughout Southern Ontario charged with criminal offences. He has successfully defended many Impaired Driving charges, Assault charges, Domestic charges, Youth charges, Drug offences, Fraud and Theft charges, Bail Hearings and other charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Norm Stanford is first and foremost a trial lawyer. Always working in the best interests of his clients, Norm will handle and defend every case from arrest through to trial, and keep his clients informed every step of the way. From the initial consultation, Norm’s background and experience will help provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your case, including reviewing possible defences to your charges.

  • The office can be reached anytime and your call will be returned within 24 hours.  When you call the office, you will speak to Norm Stanford directly and not to a paralegal or assistant.  Your first consultation is always free – this includes a review of your case, possible defences, and discussing a possible plan of action.
  • No case is too big or too small – Norm Stanford handles a range of cases from summary conviction offences to serious indictable matters.  Every client receives personalized attention and is kept informed at all times regarding their case.
  • You will never be pressured into accepting an unfair position or pleading guilty.  Every case should be decided on the merits and Norm Stanford will ensure that you receive the best possible defence if you choose to go to trial.

Norm Stanford understands that when he is retained by a client, the choices that are made affect not only the client, but also their family.  Every decision made and every action taken reflects this understanding.  Norm Stanford takes his role as a defence lawyer seriously- he is there to fight to protect your constitutional rights and to ensure that you are treated fairly, that you understand the criminal process, and that you are guided every step of the way.

Do not plead guilty without speaking to a lawyer or understanding the consequences of a criminal record. These consequences are often severe and may include jail, loss of employment, inability to travel, or possible immigration issues involving removal or deportation. There is no substitute for serious, effective legal representation.

Whether you have been arrested or are under investigation, seeking advice from an experienced criminal lawyer can often make a world of difference. Norm Stanford offers his clients free consultations for all criminal matters, either by telephone or at his Yonge Street office.  Primary courthouses and areas served are Toronto, Newmarket, Oshawa, Brampton, and most of Ontario.


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Criminal Lawyers' Association MemberLegal Aid Ontario