Toronto Female Criminal Lawyer: Beware of false advertising

Searching the internet for a criminal lawyer? I strongly believe that the internet is a powerful tool and necessary for any professional to be discovered. A strong, effective and experienced criminal lawyer can’t always be found on the front page of the newspaper. I do agree that it is essential for any of us to have a “healthy ego”. What I strongly take offence to are the misleading content on some websites. Promising or guaranteeing an acquittal is not possible. Suggesting that there is over 30 years of experience when what the author really means is combined experience, is misleading. Professing to have won every case, or hundreds of cases is highly doubtful, unless a lawyer has actually taken the time to write down every acquittal. And the term “won”, would, in my mind, be an inaccurate use of the word. Lawyers don’t win. Clients are acquitted, or the charge is withdrawn. A “win” could be described as a favourable result on a guilty plea.
Bottom line? Read carefully what is being advertised. Are they trying to lure you in, or are they providing accurate, honest information. What a client wants is to be acquitted or have the charge withdrawn. Hopefully, a lawyer can accomplish that, but sometimes the evidence is so overwhelming that it just can’t happen. What a client needs is a lawyer who will tell them the straight goods, based upon her years of experience. What a client needs is the comfort of knowing that the lawyer will use all of their expertise, energy and years of good will to accomplish what the client wants, and if that cannot occur, the best alternative.
What a client needs is for the lawyer to spend the time preparing the case, as if it is their own life at stake.
I do not suffer fools lightly and I do not profess to be the sweetest lawyer you meet. I will, however, be as dedicated as they come and will expend all of my energy. This is a profession I chose from as early as 12 years old and I intend to spend the rest of my career doing just that: defending people with all of my passion and determination.
I charge what I believe to be fair and reasonable. I believe I deserve to be paid appropriately. I have earned the right, through over 20 years of experience, to expect a healthy renumeration. I do not audition for clients. My reputation speaks for itself.

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TORONTO FEMALE CRIMINAL LAWYER: Marcy Segal: Experienced, passionate, transparent:

I do not judge you for what you may or may not have done. A good criminal lawyer should work tirelessly regardless if you are guilty or not guilty. Being charged with a criminal offence has the potential to be life changing, in terms of the result. It is a tug of war between the states’ desire to strip you of your liberty and freedom, and your lawyer’s determined effort to prevent that from happening. Contrary to what some may believe, we don’t pay judges or crown attorneys bribes so that the charge may disappear. It is the criminal lawyer’s reputation and commitment to providing superior, ethical, knowledgeable service that is utilized to attain the best result for you.
Be aware of promises: the only promise that a criminal lawyer can give is that they will use all of their resources, effort and reputation to try and have the charge dismissed. No money in the world can guarantee that the charge will “go away”.
I commence every case with the theory that there has to be a way to have the charge dismissed. But I do not control what evidence the crown has. A confession does prove to be a problematic piece of evidence. However, if you did not receive your rights under the Charter, for example, to consult with counsel prior to the police speaking to you about the incident, then I will fight to try to get the confession excluded.
My services are not inexpensive, but they reflect my dedication, experience and abilities. I have earned the right to charge more than many criminal lawyers, because I have dedicated my life to the profession and have made it my business to learn as much as I can, every day.
If you are prepared to pay my fees, I promise you that I will fight tirelessly and passionately for you. It is your liberty and freedom and my motto has always been that one day in jail is too many. Nothing is more important than your freedom and liberty.

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female toronto Criminal Lawyer : Passionate, Aggressive and Persuasive

Experienced, Senior, female criminal lawyers are hard to find. Some opt out of the profession, some choose to become judges, some change their area of practice. After over 20 years battling it out, this is where I belong: I am a litigator, advocate, fighter, protector of people’s rights, dignity. I enjoy meeting all different types of people. I am driven to become the best litigator I can be. And I believe that every person, rich or poor, deserves to be treated with respect, kindness and fairness.
I demand fairness and transparency for my clients. I believe that if you hire me, I must work tirelessly to achieve your goals. I believe that ethics and reputation is so important in this profession and experience cannot be bought or borrowed. It is earned, through hard work and determination.
Being a Toronto Criminal Lawyer is an honour. Being a female toronto criminal lawyer is a blessing. I bring a different perspective to each case. I do not sugar coat it. I say it like it is. That is what you deserve. That is what you should expect from a Toronto criminal lawyer, or any lawyer, for that matter.

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Toronto Female Criminal Lawyer: Experienced, Passionate, Dedicated: Toronto Female Criminal Lawyer

I believe that if a client retains you to fight for them, you should do just that: Using all of your energy, experience, passion. You should fight for them as you would expect others to fight for you: It amazes me how some clients hand over thousands of dollars to some lawyers with promises of acquittals or withdrawals. Beware of “guarantees”. There are no guarantees. How could there be? I was going to say, there is one guarantee that should be given: that a lawyer will try their best: but that should be a given.
It have become more difficult for accused persons, with the increase in resources given to crowns and police: Excluding evidence (charter remedies) is an exception, rather than likely. “Bad faith” on behalf of the police is not easily discovered. Challenging police conduct requires careful and skilled cross examination. It requires careful preparation. It requires spending time, not just a few minutes, with the client, going over their recollections. Such recollections should be put on paper immediately after they have been released on bail (or soon after their arrest, if in custody).
I believe that when a client hires me, I owe it to them to put all my energy and passion into their case. I expect my clients to demand the best representation: I expect my clients to be involved in their case. They are deserving of answers to questions. They are deserving of my time, my expertise, my experience, my compassion. It is their life, not mine, that I am responsible for. I take my responsibilities seriously.
Do not be fooled by lawyers who promise “wins”. Choose your lawyer wisely. There are no shortage of lawyers. Choose a lawyer who is ready and willing to fight for you and will put in the effort you deserve. Every client deserves it.

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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms ensures that we are all treated fairly. Presumed innocent is a term that you should be able to rely upon. However, if your lawyer does not fight vigorously for those rights, then do not expect that you will be protected by the Charter. Do not be fooled by promises of acquittals. Be weary when a lawyer boasts about his or her success rate. What you should be looking for is up front and transparent words: honesty and realistic advice.
That is how I conduct myself, always. I will not sugar coat it. I will not make promises to win your case, unless I am absolutely certain of it. I will charge a fair fee, not a fee based upon your financial circumstances. Some may not be able to afford me. That is my choice as a lawyer to charge what I feel is appropriate for my experience. The practice of criminal law comes with many challenges. I live for challenges. I am never afraid to fight a tough fight, it comes naturally for me. I do not judge. I take your charges very seriously and understand that it is your life in the balance. I am not here to be liked: I am here to defend you with all of my expertise: and I most certainly have it. And yes, I believe, as a female, I bring a different perspective to the table, a better perspective.

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Toronto Female Criminal Lawyer: Passionate and Persuasive:

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms ensures that we are all treated fairly. Presumed innocent is a term that you should be able to rely upon. However, if your lawyer does not fight vigorously for those rights, then do not expect that you will be protected by the Charter. Do not be fooled by promises of acquittals. Be weary when a lawyer boasts about his or her success rate. What you should be looking for is up front and transparent words: honesty and realistic advice.
That is how I conduct myself, always. I will not sugar coat it. I will not make promises to win your case, unless I am absolutely certain of it. I will charge a fair fee, not a fee based upon your financial circumstances. Some may not be able to afford me. That is my choice as a lawyer to charge what I feel is appropriate for my experience. The practice of criminal law comes with many challenges. I live for challenges. I am never afraid to fight a tough fight, it comes naturally for me. I do not judge. I take your charges very seriously and understand that it is your life in the balance. I am not here to be liked: I am here to defend you with all of my expertise: and I most certainly have it. And yes, I believe, as a female, I bring a different perspective to the table, a better perspective.

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TORONTO FEMALE CRIMINAL LAWYER: MARCY SEGAL

I am a firm believer that some cases are best defended by female criminal lawyers. They include any case where a female is the alleged “victim”. Why? Isn’t it obvious? We know how women think: We know how manipulative some women can be. We understand their thought process. We are aware, first hand, their reasoning behind certain decisions made, like reporting false allegations to police. Women can be more aggressive in their questionning than men. There is a perception that male lawyers can be perceived as “bullying” a woman during cross examination.
I do not discount the ability of a man to captivate a woman witness with his charm. However, women adore being complimented by other women, because they value that as more flattering than when a man does so. Why? Women are competitive with each other and they are reluctant to give praise to each other. Women are equally capable, if not more able to give praise and allow a female witness to let their guard down.
Now, before you leave this article with the impression that I am promoting manipulation, you are wrong. I am fiercely devoted to transparency. But after over 20 years cross examining people, I have become very aware of how people think and behave and because of my experience and insight, I am able to read between the lines and understand how to suggest to a witness that they may be wrong or mistaken, without getting their back up.
In a profession that is still largely male oriented, society needs to be educated that in alot of ways, female lawyers bring alot more to the table than their male counterparts.

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FEMALE CRIMINAL LAWYER: FIGHTING…AND FIGHTING…

That is what I do: I fight for my client…over and over again. It is as if I cannot take my eye off the ball for one moment, for if I do, some circumstantial piece of evidence will slither into the Trial, slowing infecting the presumption of innocence until it has evaporated completely. What is left is guilt at all four corners.
Sounds a bit melodramatic. While I am in the midst of a Trial, and I am right now, every moment spent away from the case is a moment lost. I think back to Law School, with exams looming, and not a minute to spare. I actually have dreams about missing an exam, or failing an exam. I’m sure a therapist or two would have an opinion on what my dreams represent.
What is a CRIMINAL LAWYER mean to me? It means the following to me:

1. Prior to arrest, the client is aware that what ever they say to police, or how their demeanor presents, could come back to haunt them at trial, so they are warned, in most circumstances, to refrain from speaking to the police, unless they are required to give their name, address, date of birth. There are extreme circumstances when a client should speak to the police, and the decision to do so is ONLY after careful consideration of all of the circumstances.

2. At the bail hearing, your primary goal is to secure a consent release. HOWEVER, one should never be afraid to have a contested bail hearing if the terms are unreasonable. There are certain conditions that are standard and are not likely to be changed, however, there are always exceptions.

3. Preparation for trial or resolution: Meet a few times. Get to really know the client, understand their breaking point, their ability to go the distance, or their inability to do so. NEVER entertain a plea when the client denies committing the offence. Make a fullsome attempt to resolve the matter by way of withdrawal. Get all the disclosure.

4. Trial: Fight the fight: honestly, morally, ethically, with immense passion, effort, determination. This is you fighting for them, and you know they want you to fight with all of your energy, experience, persuasiveness. Dont ever assume it is over, until it is. Make this trial your priority, your focus, undivided attention and
compassion. It is their life. They depend on you.

I am that person. Without exception. I fight. With integrity. I have gained the respect of the bar, the bench, my family. I have earned it. Twenty three years as a criminal lawyer. Twenty three years of trials. I can honestly say that all the hard work…and long hours, have paid off.
Choose wisely. It is your life.

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TORONTO FEMALE CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER: YOUR ONLY CHOICE

I firmly believe that female criminal lawyers equally, if not better qualified to represent those charged with criminal or regulatory offences.  We have had to overcome great hurdles in a world that has traditionally been dominated by men.  We have had to work harder, learn how to thrive in a man’s world.  For those of us who have committed ourselves to a life long career as an advocate, our experience in the system has caused us to become stronger, more relentless, more capable.

Women generally spend more time analyzing people, than men.  It is our nature to be deep, emotional thinkers.  The majority of the witnesses rely more on their emotions than on logic, when giving their statements and evidence.  So, as a woman, we are more equipped with understanding their thought processes, more capable of reading between the lines.  What a client should look for is the lawyer’s ability to assess the circumstances of their case and realistically advise what they believe the outcome will be.

As women, we also can empathize with the client; we bring the personal touch to their case.  Clients are in turmoil, distress; they feel helpless.  Who better than a woman to provide both solace and common sense.

I am, as some have said, tough as nails.  But, with years of experience comes perspective.  There are many ways to effect a great result.   Hard work, reason, respect, common sense and years of connections with key players in the system, make me more than qualified to represent anyone, any case, any circumstance.

And who better than a woman to represent you, who can juggle a full time career, raise children and complete an ironman?

I don’t believe in the easy route.  I believe in the right route.  It is the client’s life at stake and I owe it to my client to exhaust all possible defences and bring all my energy to the table.

Choose wisely, I say.  Make the right choice.

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TORONTO CRIMINAL LAWYER: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CRIMINAL LAWYER:

    Who you choose to defend you is one of the most important decisions you will make in the process.   People want promises and guarantees.  Any lawyer who promises or guarantees that the charge will be thrown out before reviewing disclosure is not being honest with you.   What a “good” criminal lawyer should do is the following, at least in my opinion:

1.  They should outline the process from beginning to end.

2.  They should advise you what the possible range in sentencing will be, if you are convicted.

3.  They should be up front and transparent:

4.  They should be prepared to fight hard, but ethically.

5.  They should listen to the client and be understanding of frightening the process can be.   This is a partnership and you and the client need to be in sync.

6.  They should let the crown know that they will expend their time, strength and persuasiveness to effect the right result for the client:  in other words:  the lawyer will not be intimidated by the crown’s actions.

7.  They should, above all, give value for the money you give the lawyer.

When a client comes to me, my goal is always, without question, to achieve the best result.  I will not lie for a client.  I will not lie to a client.  After over 20 years in the business,  I know what can be achieved for a client.   I charge a client what I think I am worth.    I fight extremely hard for every client.   I owe it to myself to do so.    Some clients don’t feel they should have to pay.   Its not as if they get a product when they leave my office.   But what some do not understand is that when I attend court for them,  I approach crowns and judges with the notion that I am there to make sure that the crown and the judge show my client the respect they deserve:  the presumption of innocence.   I have no tolerance for any crown or judge degrading my client.   I will not allow any police officer to make a joke out of my client.  I demand that my client be treated fairly.

I spend a great deal of time with a client initially, so that I can learn the entire story and get to know my client as a person.    I have an incredible memory.  I take the information gleaned from that interview and carry it with me all throughout the process.  I will update my client, of course, but sometimes it takes alot of time to navigate through the system.   I am completely aware that the time it takes can be stressful.  I know that the client does not like being on bail.  I know that the client doesn’t want to spend a day in jail.   I know that there are implications from being charged.    Through my personal experiences and over 20 years of being a lawyer,  I am capable of taking on extremely difficult cases.     The system has emasculated me to some degree.   I have become manly in a man’s profession.    I no longer kid myself:  This is what I was meant to be:  And I must say I excel at it.   All I do is analyze: from the moment I awake until I fall asleep.    I have sacrificed much to get where I am now.   Thankfully I am still able to give myself to my two beautiful girls.   Beside my time with them and my obsession with athletics (ironman finisher, marathon finisher, kilimanjaro future participant), and my career, there is no more time left in the day.

I love being a criminal lawyer.   I love achieving results for clients.   I know that I need to do everything in my power, ethically, to achieve that result.  I don’t mind working around the clock to accomplish that.   I love the challenge.   But what I need in return is the understanding that my time is worthy of a fair fee and that sometimes the client needs to be patient and trust me.   Who to trust is so difficult.  Many lawyers promise the stars and the moon in order to make a quick buck.   It sickens me when I see that happen.  It dishonours the public and the profession.

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