In trouble with the law?


Welcome to your new and affordable legal team. We specialize in criminal law & traffic offences, and bring decades of experience. Most of our clients are referrals, as a result of our countless successes across Ontario.

Shapiro Halpern Criminal Law

Who We Are

40+ years experience

Joshua Halpern JD, MBA

Joshua Halpern completed the combined JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Both legal service providers frequently travel to all corners of Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area to appear in court for their clients.

You can find him in the Law Society of Ontario Directory.

Gerald Shapiro BA, P1, Notary Public

Gerald Shapiro is the principal of Shapiro Halpern Law Criminal Law & Traffic Offences Toronto. He graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Sociology and Criminology. He later earned his Paralegal Diploma at Seneca College in Toronto. As a mature individual with a profound understanding of the law, Gerald has earned an excellent reputation for his service and expertise. In addition to providing legal services, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Continuing Education at Seneca College in the department of International Business. A certified paralegal by the Law Society of Ontario.

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Being charged with a criminal offence can have life-altering consequences that can have an impact on your freedom, your reputation and your ability to earn a living. An effective criminal defence can mean the difference between a prison sentence and a reduced or dismissed charge.

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Traffic tickets – from speeding to careless driving to disobeying a stop sign – can impact your driving freedom. These and other traffic tickets result in demerit points, licence suspensions, hefty fines and even jail time. On top of that, they can dramatically raise your insurance rates or make you uninsurable.

The team at Shapiro Halpern Law are criminal lawyers who represent clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges and traffic offences.

Lawyers at Shapiro Halpern Law

The lawyers at Shapiro Halpern Law are experienced in defending driving offences, impaired driving, fraud and theft offences, drug offences, crimes of violence including domestic violence, assault, sexual assault and all other criminal charges.

Why Us

A lifetime of expertise at your service.

One of the Highest Success Rates

Free Initial Consultation

Reasonable Fees With No Hidden Costs

Successfully Defended Hundreds of Clients

We're Experts!

Shapiro Halpern Law also have extensive understanding of civil litigation, customs and border seizures, and record suspensions. Our wide-range of practice areas and legal knowledge makes the criminal & traffic ticket lawyers at Shapiro Halpern Law well suited to defend any criminal or traffic ticket charge you may have.


We understand that dealing with the law can be tough. Thats why we strive to defend of all clients to our highest standard