Maureen B. Currie
Maureen Currie - Criminal Defence Lawyer
Maureen Currie has engaged in ground-breaking and high profile cases for over 30 years. After practicing as a partner in a prominent trial firm in Toronto , Ms. Currie moved her criminal practice to Oakville, where she now represents clients throughout Ontario. She is widely experienced in Criminal Law trials, Inquests, and Royal Commissions. Known for her fearless representation of clients charged with serious criminal law offences, you can be assured of close personal attention and commitment in providing a thorough criminal defence whether it is:
- 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
The hallmark of her practice is her preparation, advocacy, strength and experience in the criminal courts, where she represents Youths (those under 18 charged) and Adults charged with criminal offences needing an experienced defence counsel. She has the reputation, experience and commitment to provide quality and thorough legal representation. You can be assured that she will listen to your concerns and explain the legal process at every stage of the proceedings and keep you informed of the status of your case. Where possible, she will strive to resolve your charges through negotiation— without the necessity of a time-consuming and costly trial - but where resolution is not possible, she has the expertise and work ethic to do what is necessary to fight for you and vigorously defend your interests.
Given her experience, she is regularly consulted by other counsel to provide advice in complex criminal cases. She has also been engaged in teaching both students and other lawyers courtroom skills:
• Instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching law students trial skills
• Instructor at the Canadian Intensive Trial Advocacy Course, teaching trial lawyers to improve their courtroom skills.
If you are charged with a criminal offence, Maureen Currie will vigorously defend you.
A criminal record can have lifelong ramifications. Choose a criminal lawyer with the experience and commitment to provide quality and thorough legal representation.
A criminal record 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.
While a successful criminal defence involves careful preparation and research, many cases can be quickly resolved behind the scenes by negotiation to convince the Crown to withdraw the charges by resolution resulting in fair sentencing – sometimes without a criminal record. As we move forward in your defence, Ms. Currie will be able to help you decide whether it would be in your best interests to proceed to trial or to attempt to resolve the charge you are facing.
A criminal lawyer with experience and commitment that provides quality and thorough legal representation.
When it is necessary to take a case through to trial Ms. Currie will not hesitate to vigorously defend your interests. She has the reputation, experience and commitment to provide quality and thorough legal representation. You can be assured that you will receive close personal attention and assistance while your legal rights are protected. We listen to your concerns and explain the legal process. We keep you informed of the status of your case.
When we are not immediately available to take your telephone calls, we ensure that they are returned within 24 hours.