Have you been arrested in Ontario and need a criminal trial lawyer?
A criminal record can have serious ramifications on your future! In the appropriate circumstances, we are often successful in resolving criminal charges without leaving you with a criminal record.
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.
She is known for her fearless representation of clients charged with serious criminal law charges, her close personal attention and commitment in providing a thorough criminal defence whether it’s:
- Working behind the scenes to persuade the prosecution to withdraw its case;
- Getting the best results possible on a guilty plea or;
- Defending you in a criminal trial.
Maureen has been an instructor at York University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Intensive Trial Advocacy courses, where she has served as an instructor for both lawyers and law students for trial advocacy and courtroom skills.
She has represented accused persons in both a jury and non-jury trials on a number of offences outlined in this site including her experience:
- As co-counsel for the Canadian Red Cross during Krevor Royal Commission which examined the blood system and the Red Cross’ actions and deaths associated with the Aids crisis
- She was chosen by the Honourable Court of Appeal Justice Kaufman to be his Associate Counsel in the Morin Royal Commission. This case analysed the wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin, who was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl. After DNA evidence exonerated him, this Commission was established to examine the police investigation and trials that led to his wrongful conviction. This resulted in dramatic change to criminal investigations, evidence, charges and proceedings.
- She represented the Children’s Aid in the Jeffrey Baldwin Inquest examining the murder by neglect and starvation of a young child who lived in the home of his grandparents;
- She represented a party in a prominent Inquest involving the police shooting and death of a man who had murdered his wife.
- She represented a psychiatrist at an inquest delving into the death of a young boy from neuroleptic malignant syndrome and whether the provision of the psychiatric medication resulted in his death.