Trouble with the law? No worries.
You’ve been charged with an offence. It could be anything from a speeding ticket to an assault. You’re feeling anxious, and not sure what to do. Just breathe 😌 You’re in the right place.
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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.
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.
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 and paralegals who represent clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges and traffic offences.
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. He frequently represents clients accused of a wide range of offences in the Ontario Court of Justice. He has experience conducting bail hearings, pre-trials, preliminary inquiries, and trials.
Gerald Shapiro, BA, Paralegal
Gerald Shapiro is a founder of Shapiro Halpern Law Criminal Law & Traffic Offences Toronto. He graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Sociology and Criminology, and later earned his Paralegal Diploma at Seneca College in Toronto. 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.
Jenna Little, MBA, Paralegal
Jenna has been a paralegal since graduating from Humber College in 2004. She was grandfathered into the Law Society of Ontario in 2008, and then completed her BA in Psychology. She then went on to obtain an MBA in Innovation Leadership from the University of Fredericton in 2018.She loves arguing appeals, writing facta, and doing legal research. She also has a passion for mentoring and teaching others, and doing volunteer work. She currently volunteers with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto.
Kaitlyn Dumais, BA, Paralegal
Kaitlyn completed her Honours BA at the University of Toronto, studying Religion, Society and Ethics, and graduated with distinction in 2010. She went on to pursue paralegal studies, graduated with high honours and was licensed as a paralegal in 2013. She has worked mainly in criminal law and provincial offences throughout her career. Kaitlyn is passionate about issues arising in the intersection of mental health, ethics and the law.
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