ABOUT US

A criminal conviction affects your entire life. Consequences include jail time, monetary fines, and a permanent criminal record. When you’re facing an allegation of wrongdoing, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer on your side. Our female-led criminal law firm in Toronto is highly responsive and there when you need us. When you choose us to work on your case, we leverage our years of strategic legal counsel to ensure that you get the best possible result.


OUR TEAM
WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU

When you come to Greenwood Defence, we put in the time and legwork at the front end to build the best case possible from the start. Depending on the case, this might include conducting independent investigations, cross-examining witnesses, and scrutinizing the available evidence for Charter breaches and police misconduct. We prepare our clients extensively before a trial. For every hour in court, we spend close to 10 hours preparing our client. We do our best to ensure that you are ready for every possible question the other side could ask.

We help clients understand the court process, including anticipating the pressure of testifying, what to wear to court, how to sit, what to do with their hands, and even how often to take a sip of water. With 24/7 emergency on-call service and a high success rate, Greenwood Defence educates and empowers you, our client, so you know what your options are. We are by your side at every step.


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Areas of Practice

CRIMINAL DEFENCE

We practice in many areas of the law that can result in a criminal conviction. Our experienced trial lawyers work with clients facing a wide range of charges. ​We also regularly provide legal advice and representation to witnesses, complainants, and individuals who are under investigation by the police.​

  • Murder
  • Sexual Offences: Assault, Interference, Pornography, Indecent Act
  • Domestic Assault
  • Drug Offences: Trafficking, Importing, Possession, Production
  • Child-Related Offences: Pornography, Sexual Interference
  • Robbery, Break & Enter, Theft
  • Arson
  • Driving Offences: Impaired driving, Over 80, Drive While Disqualified
  • Fraud & Extortion
  • Firearm Offences
  • Breaches of Court Orders; Fail to Comply, Disobey Court Order
  • Peace bond and restraining orders
  • Provincial and quasi-criminal offences
*Past results are not indicative of future success.
REGULATORY LAW AND PROFESSIONAL DISICPLINE

We represent professionals facing allegations of misconduct and violations of the regulatory standards associated with their profession.

We vigorously defend our clients to protect their reputation and their practice. Contact us to learn more about our regulatory and professional licensing defence services.

Our firm has a strong reputation in the Ontario legal community for committed, client-centred advocacy. Our Principal Lawyer, Jessyca Greenwood, is a sought-after speaker and educator on legal issues. She is also called upon by the courts to assist vulnerable and mentally disordered accused persons as appointed counsel. ​

MENTAL HEALTH &
CRISIS MANAGEMENT

We assist clients in crisis, and their families, with navigating the criminal, mental health, and administrative justice systems.

We focus on mental health proceedings, both in criminal and civil contexts. We appear frequently before the Ontario Review Board, Consent and Capacity Board, and in Mental Health Court, and have developed an established reputation in these forums.

Our lawyers are experienced in the complex legal issues that arise in cases involving severe mental illness. We regularly litigate issues such as, fitness to stand trial, treatment orders and criminal responsibility. We also provide legal consultation and advocacy regarding Mental Health Act apprehensions.

Areas of Practice

CRIMINAL DEFENCE

Our experienced trial lawyers successfully defend* clients facing a wide range of charges.​ We also regularly provide legal advice and representation to witnesses, complainants and individuals who are under investigation by the police.​

  • Murder
  • Sexual Offences: Assault, Interference, Pornography, Indecent Act
  • Domestic Assault
  • Drug Offences: Trafficking, Importing, Possession, Production
  • Child-Related Offences: Pornography, Sexual Interference
  • Robbery, Break & Enter, Theft
  • Arson
  • Driving Offences: Impaired driving, Over 80, Drive While Disqualified
  • Fraud & Extortion
  • Firearm Offences
  • Breaches of Court Orders; Fail to Comply, Disobey Court Order
  • Peace bond and restraining orders
  • Provincial and quasi-criminal offences
*Past results are not indicative of future success.
REGULATORY LAW AND PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

We represent professionals facing allegations of misconduct and violations of the regulatory standards associated with their profession. We vigorously defend our clients to protect their reputation and their practice. ​

CRISIS
MANAGEMENT

We assist clients in crisis, and their families, navigate the criminal, mental health, and administrative justice systems.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY AND ADVICE

We focus on mental health proceedings, both in criminal and civil contexts. We appear frequently before the Ontario Review Board, Consent and Capacity Board, and in Mental Health Court, and have developed an established reputation in these forums.

Our lawyers are experienced in the complex legal issues that arise in cases involving severe mental illness. We regularly litigate issues such as, fitness to stand trial, treatment orders and criminal responsibility. We also provide legal consultation and advocacy regarding Mental Health Act apprehensions, and at Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario Review Board hearings.