• David Cohn Law

    Toronto Criminal Lawyer

    David Cohn

    A criminal defence firm with over 30 years of experience.

What Is The Best Criminal Defence?

To ensure that the playing field is leveled, I believe one needs a

Toronto criminal lawyer

who is fearless and has passionate support for your case. I treat every case with the passion that has fueled me for over 30 years of defending

criminal offences

. As a client, every problem encountered in the course of your case must be approached with creative solutions, strategic thinking, skills and proven methodology by your

Toronto criminal defence lawyers


I am a firm believer in not necessarily following down the path of least resistance. What I mean by that is that in many cases you have to think “out of the box” to arrive at the best result. A criminal lawyer’s defence work is not a mathematical science. You cannot think out of the box if you do not have the experience to enable most creativity and to treat each case uniquely like our Toronto law firm does. That may mean purely fact driven tactics or a solution based in law or both. For example, law enforcement in some cases obtains evidence in complete violation of constitutional rights (Charter of Rights). Those cases may involve search and seizure without reasonable and probable grounds or any other number of Toronto Criminal Charter violations.

In cases where I feel your Toronto Criminal Charter rights have been infringed, I may file a motion to attempt to have the evidence that was obtained unlawfully be inadmissible (not able to be used against you in court). Our Toronto criminal law firm and I will attempt to guard you against complete improper state intrusion into protecting your constitutional rights. Nothing factually or legally is overlooked given that the smallest detail may have a significant impact on your Toronto criminal lawyer to represent your defence.

Very simply put, the process is designed to arrive at the best possible outcome in each and every case I defend, and that is a guarantee.

Stressful Times Require Experienced Criminal Lawyers

I recognize that being charged by the police for a serious crime, may be one of the most stressful events you may experience in your life. If you have already been charged, it is quite likely that to a degree your liberty may already be restricted by bail conditions. That is simply the start. For you, a criminal conviction itself may have devastating consequences. It may be as well that the prosecuting Toronto lawyers (Crown Attorney) may be seeking other sanctions such as jail, driving restrictions or other negative consequences to you. It must always be remembered that the Crown’s resources are almost unlimited while your resources have complete limits.

Presumption of Innocence

You and your Toronto criminal lawyers should never lose sight of the presumption of innocence. This presumption arises at the very moment you are charged. This must be a heavy burden for the prosecuting Crown Attorney to overcome. My Toronto criminal law firm relishes the challenge of defending any case. You will always be treated by me and my Toronto criminal lawyers with respect and dignity.

Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms Challenges (Charter Challenges)

In most cases, the criminal lawyer’s defence must rely on the fact that a breach of the Charter occurred in an attempt to exclude evidence from being utilized by the prosecuting lawyers at the trial. For example, there must be an argument to be made that the accused right to counsel was breached which may lead to a proven statement allegedly made to police being excluded from the trial. Or perhaps there may be situations where the police have unreasonably searched or seized items and the lawyers will attempt to exclude the finding of that which was seized. It is also unlawful for Toronto police to arbitrarily detain an individual and seizures made may be excluded in most scenarios.




I have practiced as a Toronto criminal lawyer for 30 years. I have dedicated more than half of my life defending criminal charges. I am an experienced criminal defence lawyer who is absolutely committed to getting the best possible results for my clients.

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I am committed to the defence of persons charged with:

  • Drug offences
  • Drinking and Driving charges
  • Theft and Fraud charges (white collar or otherwise)
  • Firearms and Weapons offences
  • Regulatory offences
  • Quasi-criminal proceedings at boards and tribunals

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A Respected Professional.

I am a dedicated member of:

  • The Law Society of Ontario (37 Year Member)
  • Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario (35 Year Member)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

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