Criminal Process



Richard is an accomplished criminal lawyer with a proven track record of effectively representing individuals facing criminal charges in Ontario. He has handled cases at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice, presenting before both judges and juries.

Richard's notable strengths are his ability to secure acquittals for clients from diverse backgrounds, including youth, students, and professionals. His remarkable success stems from his unwavering dedication to clients and commitment to thorough preparation.

Richard's services extend across Toronto and Southern Ontario, ensuring that individuals in various locations, such as Oshawa, Brampton, Newmarket, Orangeville, Barrie, Milton, Burlington, Kitchener, Peterborough, Hamilton, and Cobourg, can benefit from his expertise.

If you are facing criminal charges, call Richard Fedorowicz to discuss the specifics of your case. Take the initial step towards finding a resolution by calling today to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Being convicted of a criminal offence profoundly impacts one's life, affecting self-esteem, community reputation, employment prospects, travel opportunities and places immense stress on family relationships. Nevertheless, this can be something other than the outcome, as judges, can sometimes make mistakes.

Richard, an experienced appeal lawyer, has a proven track record of successfully challenging decisions in both the Superior Court of Justice (Summary Conviction Appeals) and the Ontario Court of Appeal (Indictable Appeals).

Individuals seeking to appeal their conviction, sentence, or both can arrange a meeting with Richard to explore available options. Potential avenues for an appeal include:

  • Pointing out errors of law, such as instances where the judge misunderstood the evidence or made mistakes regarding the admissibility of evidence.
  • Identifying instances of miscarriage of justice.
  • If you represented yourself, arguing that the judge failed to adequately assist you in presenting your defence during the trial.
  • Regarding the sentence, contending that the judge did not sufficiently consider factors in your favour, imposed an excessive monetary penalty, or handed down an unreasonably long sentence.

If a jail sentence was imposed, Richard could also assist you or your loved one in obtaining a Bail Pending Appeal to avoid unnecessary time spent in custody while awaiting the appeal. Additionally, an application can be made to suspend any orders issued by the judge, such as suspending your driver's license or probation.

Richard is always available to discuss the specific details of your appeal and address any questions you may have. Take the first step towards seeking justice by calling today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Bail Hearings

When it comes to obtaining bail at the earliest opportunity, the assistance of a skilled lawyer is crucial. Richard, a dedicated bail hearing lawyer, can provide the support you or your family member needs to secure bail promptly. His services include::

  • Collaborating with the police to facilitate your or your loved one's release from the station, avoiding unnecessary overnight custody.
  • Negotiating with the Crown Attorney to secure your release on bail without needing a formal bail hearing.
  • Ensuring that the court-imposed bail conditions are as minimally restrictive as possible, allowing you to resume your everyday life.

Since 2001, Richard has successfully assisted numerous individuals in obtaining bail for various criminal allegations in Toronto and Southern Ontario.

The key to Richard's success lies in his meticulous attention to detail during the bail hearing preparation process. This includes:

  • Obtaining a comprehensive description of the allegations from the prosecutor.
  • Meeting with prospective sureties (individuals who will pledge to supervise you while on bail) in advance and outlining a solid "plan of release."
  • Securing supporting letters from employers or community organizations when necessary.
  • Identifying previous cases where individuals facing similar circumstances were granted bail.

Richard can also liaise with the Crown to address any unfavourable bail conditions if you are released on bail. Common terms that may adversely impact you and your family, such as restrictions on returning to your family home or limitations on your movements (curfew/house arrest), can be discussed for potential modification.

In the event that a family member has been denied bail, Richard can initiate an application for a Bail Review in the Superior Court to challenge the detention order.

Richard is available 24/7 to discuss the specifics of your case and answer any questions. He has acted as a bail hearing lawyer in Oshawa, London, Brampton, Newmarket, Orangeville, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Kitchener, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, and Cobourg.

Richard's commitment to his clients extends beyond regular office hours, as he is available 24/7 to discuss the specifics of your case and address any inquiries you may have. His expertise as a bail hearing lawyer spans various locations, including Oshawa, London, Brampton, Newmarket, Orangeville, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Kitchener, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, and Cobourg.

If you or a family member has been arrested or is currently in custody, call Richard Fedorowicz today for assistance.

Self-Represented Consultation

An increasing number of individuals facing criminal charges are opting to represent themselves. The reasons behind this choice can vary, ranging from economic considerations to personal motivations. It is crucial to note that in Canada, individuals have the constitutional right to opt for self-representation, recognizing that nobody understands the case better than the person directly involved.

However, while you possess firsthand knowledge about the facts of your case, you may find yourself at a disadvantage regarding the Crown's understanding of the law and court procedures.

The Self-Represented Consultation aims to bridge this gap and level the playing field. At any stage of the legal proceedings, from the initial charge to trial preparation, seeking impartial guidance from a legal professional can prove invaluable.

With over 20 years of experience, Richard has successfully represented individuals facing a wide range of charges.

During a Self-Represented Consultation, various issues and questions can be addressed, including:

  • Assisting with the review of disclosure materials.
  • Identifying potential defences to the charges.
  • Preparing effective cross-examinations of the Crown's witnesses.
  • Evaluating whether the police violated your constitutional rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which could lead to the exclusion of evidence.
  • Providing guidance on how to introduce documentary or social media evidence as part of your defence.
  • Preparing a compelling closing argument.

These examples are just a glimpse of the many issues that may be pertinent to the defence of your case, which will depend on its unique facts and circumstances.

Richard is readily available to discuss the specifics of your proceeding and address any questions you may have.

Take the first step towards empowering your defence by calling today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.

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