Maureen Currie

Criminal Lawyer

Criminal defence lawyer Maureen Currie has over 30 years of experience. She previously worked as a prosecutor in the Crown Attorney's office - experience now useful in her practice as a criminal defence lawyer.

Maureen Currie - Criminal Lawyer in Georgetown

Have you been arrested in the Georgetown area and need a criminal lawyer?

Criminal defence lawyer Maureen Currie has over 30 years of experience. She previously worked as a prosecutor in the Crown Attorney's office - experience now useful in her practice as a criminal defence lawyer. She is known for her fearless representation of clients charged with serious criminal law offences, close personal attention and commitment in providing a thorough criminal defence.

If you are charged with a criminal offence, Maureen Currie will vigorously defend you.
A criminal record can have lifelong ramifications.

It can restrict a person’s ability to obtain or keep employment, pursue advanced education, become a Canadian citizen, remain in Canada, and travel. For these reasons alone, a person charged with an offence should always consult a criminal lawyer before the first court appearance. Many people have made the mistake of pleading guilty without legal advice - just to “get it over with” and only later find out the serious problems associated with having a criminal record.

Maureen Currie - Criminal Lawyer Serving all of Georgetown.

 Criminal Lawyer Serving Georgetown

 

 

 

Why Choose Maureen Currie.... Experience matters!  

Maureen Currie previously worked as a Partner at Lerners in Toronto and as an Associate Crown Attorney - before opening her criminal defence practice in Oakville, Ontario.

Lawyer Maureen Currie has represented individuals and corporations in ground breaking and high profile cases since her call to the bar in 1988. She is widely experienced in Criminal Law, Inquests, Royal Commissions and Civil Litigation.

She has extensive experience in countless criminal trials, negotiations, guilty pleas. She has also engaged as counsel in many Royal Commissions and Inquests (including representation of the Children's Aid in the Jeffrey Baldwin Inquest; the Anzovino family in the Reilly Anzovino Inquest)

Maureen Currie was chosen by the Court of Appeal Judge - the Honourable Mr. Justice Fred Kaufman to be his Associate Counsel for the Inquiry into the Guy Paul Morin – which analysed how an innocent man was wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl.

 

Winning Ground Breaking Cases Since 1988

Maureen Currie has 30 years of litigation experience.  She has represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of high profile trials, inquests, and Royal Commissions. She has also previously worked as a Prosecutor in the Crown Attorney’s Office - experience now useful for her practice as a criminal defence lawyer. 

 

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Top Rated Criminal Lawyer

Rated Top Three Criminal Defence Lawyer in Oakville, Ontario.
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Peer Reviewed

Maureen Currie has Achieved a Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.
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Featured in Top Lawyers Canada™

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Criminal Defence Law

Common Criminal Charges

Maureen Currie has been practising since 1988 and has the experience required for success.

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Criminal Harassment

In most criminal harassment cases, the complainant contacts the police with information about the actions of the accused.

Criminal Harassment
Criminal Harassment
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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault includes any non-consensual touching or other physical contact between two persons that has a sexual nature.

Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault
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Drinking & Driving Offences

If you have been charged with Impaired Driving (Alcohol level of over 80), the ramifications are extremely serious.

Impaired Driving
Drinking and Driving Offences
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Firearm & Weapons Charges

Currie Law is well-versed in the criminal laws that regulate weapon use and possession, and keep up to date on this ever changing area of the law.

Firearm & Weapons Charges
Firearm & Weapons Offence
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Drug Charges

A conviction on any drug charge can result in a criminal record which could have a devastating impact on your future.

Drug Charges
Drug Charges
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Threatening or Utter Threats

Sometimes in the context of an argument words will be uttered that amount to a threat. This can result in a serious criminal code offence.

Threatening or Utter Threats
Threatening or Utter Threats
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Robbery

Robbery is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, and is viewed by the courts as one of the most serious violent crime offences.

Robbery
Robbery
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Theft

Charges can include Shoplifting, Theft under and over $5000, Identity theft, Forgery, Benefiting from the proceeds of a crime & Conspiracy.

Theft
Theft

Resolving Criminal Charges


Diversion or Alternative Measure Programs, Extra Judicial Measures

Alternative Measure Programs

Requirements in the diversion program vary, ranging from apology letters, community service, and modest charitable donations. If Maureen Currie is able to facilitate getting your acceptance into the Alternative Measures/Diversion Program, and you successfully complete the program, the charges will be withdrawn. This means that you get to keep a clean criminal record and avoid the expense and embarrassment of a trial.

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Dismissal or Stay of
Proceedings

Dismissal or Stay of Proceedings

If a charge is dismissed at trial, or if Crown counsel (the prosecutor) decides before trial, following a meeting with your counsel, to withdraw the charges or enter a stay of proceedings (terminating the charge) there will be no criminal record. Sometimes, and in certain circumstances, we can persuade crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings or withdraw the charge prior to trial – even where the Crown initially refused to do so.

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Peace Bond

 

Peace Bond

On occasion, crown counsel will agree to an accused person entering a peace bond when that person has been charged with a minor offence such as a minor assault, threatening, etc. The accused is placed on various conditions for a maximum period of one year.

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Guilty Plea

Guilty Plea

You should never plead guilty to an offence without carefully considering the matter and the alternatives with an experienced criminal lawyer. If you do decide to plead guilty, we may be successful in obtaining an absolute or conditional discharge in certain circumstances – depending upon the nature of the offences

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Trial Lawyer

Trial Lawyer

No case is too big or too small; she takes cases where she believes that she can help people get justice. Maureen Currie has over 30 years of trial experience. She prides herself on providing high quality representation and works hard for all of her clients.

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Getting Your Charges Withdrawn

Getting Your Charges Withdrawn

In the right circumstances, we can have a meeting with the Crown to explain why you were inappropriately charged, persuade the Crown why there is no reasonable prospect of conviction, or discuss why this matter should not be before the criminal courts. In such cases the charges can be completely withdrawn and the criminal process will end.

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