Criminal Defence

 If you or a loved one have been charged with an offence or know that you are being investigated for a crime, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer immediately. The stress of a criminal charge can be overwhelming. Kalina & Tejpal recognizes that no case is trivial to the client. For you, the situation is traumatic and you need expert, discrete, uncompromising, compassionate advice right away.

Skillful representation is provided from the earliest stages of the criminal process through to trial, with an emphasis on client service, professionalism, and zealous advocacy. Every case receives special attention and every available resource is utilized in order to ensure positive results for the client. Counsel’s combination of knowledge, experience, skill and dedication provide for the highest quality legal representation possible.

Kalina & Tejpal provides expert legal advice to protect the rights of individuals facing white collar crime, criminal, regulatory, and quasi-criminal charges for individual, institutional and corporate clients in the Ontario courts.

Immigration

 Immigration rules are complex and ever changing. As a consequence, navigating through an immigration application, whether for a work permit or permanent residence, is often frustrating and difficult. Rules, regulations and forms change frequently. Keeping up to date can be very challenging. Fortunately, our firm can guide you through the immigration process to find a successful solution to your particular situation.

If your application to remain in Canada or to come to Canada has been denied, you may have an effective way of overturning that decision.

Our firm is frequently called upon to provide our services in Federal Court applications and Appeal Board appeals. The Federal Court has the power to overrule the negative decisions of immigration officers, both inside and outside of Canada. The Immigration Appeal Board has a similar power in the case of sponsorship appeals and deportation orders.

Our experience, skill, knowledge, expertise and dedication will fight for you through the litigation process, no matter complex it may become. We have numerous reported cases of successful judicial review applications in Federal Court and Appeal Board decisions.

Family Law and Divorce Law

Litigation is a term that refers to matters that are dealt with in a court of law. Family litigation encompasses two broad areas; family law and divorce law. Although they are inter-related, they have a different focus.

Divorce law is governed by the Federal Divorce Act.  Because it is a federal statute, the forum in Ontario is the Superior Court of Justice.  All aspects of family are covered with the notable exception of Adoption and Child Protection Proceedings which are initated by the Children’s Aid Society in the Ontario Court of Justice.  Issues such as Divorce and Separation of Property are the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Justice. However, the court will also deal with custody, access, spousal support and child support.

Family law is governed by the statutes listed below and heard in the Ontario Court of Justice. The common issues involve custody, access and support of children along with spousal support. Additionally, the court will deal with adoption of a child and Child Protection Proceedings.

If you are commencing or defending a family litigation application, let us assist in providing our expert advice and skill to your situation.

  • Immigration Assistance

    IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE Immigrating to Canada can be a great opportunity, but it could also be a trying experience, which is why you should hire a lawyer who understands the Canadian immigration law. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal has the legal experience and skills to help you throughout the entire immigration process. We will…

  • Immigration Offenses

    Immigration-offences Immigration and criminal law can be very complex, which is why you should hire an experienced lawyer who has the skills, knowledge and expertise to help you through the entire process. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can help you understand the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and how it affects you or…

  • Youth Offenses

    YOUTH OFFENSES Anyone who is under the age of 18 and charged with a criminal offense is considered a youthful accused person. The way youth offenses are handled typically differ from how an adult offense is handled. Youth offenses, such as petty-theft and mischief can be less serious than if the youth is charged with…

  • Weapons Offenses

    WEAPONS OFFENSES A weapons charge can be a serious offense, which is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can help you develop a defense to use in order to fight your weapons charge. What is considered a weapon? Most people think of…

  • Theft

    THEFT Being charged with theft could lead to serious legal consequences, but an experienced lawyer can help defend you in the court of law, and possibly have your case dismissed, or if conviction, your sentence reduced. What is Theft? When you take something from someone – without their permission – that is considered theft. Property…

  • Sexual Offenses

    SEXUAL OFFENSES What is sexual Assault? An assault – in the sexual nature – that is done on another person is considered sexual assault, as well as any sexual act that is committed on another person, without that person’s consent. In Canada, sexual assault is an extremely serious crime. Even being accused of sexual assault…

  • Robbery

    ROBBERY There are many ways that a person could be charged with robbery, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Robbing a bank at gunpoint is a serious offense, whereas stealing someone’s computer may not be as serious. However, committing any type of robbery is a crime, and it is punishable in a the court…

  • Proceeds of Crime

    PROCEEDS OF CRIME The Proceeds of Crime Act (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act) was established to keep individuals from laundering money, or financing terrorists, or any uother international issues that relate to terrorism. If you are involved in a proceeds of crime offense, you could be charged with an indictable offense and prosecuted. If…

  • Other Offenses

    OTHER OFFENSES There are many other offenses that our law firm can assist you with. We take on all criminal and quasi-criminal cases, regardless of how severe they may be. We have experience in various aspects of the law, and we take that knowledge and skill into the courtroom, ensuring you receive the best possible…

  • Fraud

    FRAUD Depending on what type of crime you allegedly committed, you could be charged with either a summary or indictable fraud charges. Having skilled legal representation will help you receive a lesser sentence, or your fraud charge may even be dismissed altogether. It is important that you hire a lawyer to handle your fraud case,…

  • Forgery

    FORGERY Being convicted of forgery could impact your criminal record, and prohibit you from finding future employment, long after the offense was committed. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you could fight these charges, and possibly have your sentence reduced, or the case successfully defended. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal will work…

  • Fail to Appear in Court

    FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT When you are summoned to court for any reason, you must appear. If you have been charged with breaking the law – even minor traffic offenses – you must appear in court unless told otherwise by an authorized court official. Failing to do so could lead to serious consequences for…

  • Extradition Act

    EXTRADITION ACT What is the Extradition Act? Under the Extradition Act, Canada has the legal responsibility and right to extradite a person to another country, as long as the person being extradited is currently in Canada, and the country he or she will be going to is one of Canada’s extradition partners. An extradition partner…

  • Drugs

    DRUGS There are typically five categories that a drug offense falls under: trafficking, possession, possession with the intent to traffic, production and importing. There are various types of illegal drugs, which include heroin, cocaine, marijuana, hashish, ecstasy, among others. The drugs fall into one of eight Schedules in the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Drug…

  • Driving Offenses

    DRIVING OFFENSES When you have been accused of a driving (traffic) offense, there could be serious legal consequences that could impact you for the rest of your life, if those convictions stay on your permanent driving record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you fight those offenses in a court of law, ending with…

  • Drinking & Driving

    DRINKING & DRIVING If you are caught drinking and driving, there are serious consequences you could face, and those consequences could affect you for the rest of your life. Having a good lawyer on your side is extremely beneficial. When you retain a criminal defense lawyer, you will have representation from someone who fully understands the…

  • Customs ACT Offenses

    CUSTOMS ACT OFFENSES The movement of goods and the collection of duties in and out of Canada are controlled under the Customs Act; however, this act is not to be confused with a taxing statute. Some of the offenses that exist under the Custom Act include: Issuing false statements when asked to give statements pursuant…

  • Criminal Harassment

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT If you have been charged with criminal harassment, it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can take on your criminal harassment case, ensuring that you receive the best legal defense possible. We will develop strategies to help you either defend your case completely, or…

  • Break & Enter

    BREAK & ENTER The criminal code of Canada states that breaking and entering into a building to commit an offence is a crime. Depending on the type of break and enter a person is charged with, the crime could be punishable by life in prison. What is Breaking & Entering? Anyone who enters a dwelling…

  • Assaults

    ASSAULTS What is an Assault? There are various forms of assault, including a mere push, or more aggressive behavior that results in serious injury. If a person has intentionally applied direct or indirect force to another person, without that person’s consent, this is considered assault. Most Common Forms of Assault and Other Related Offenses: Domestic…

  • Arrest Advice

    ARREST ADVICE At the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal, we always put your best interests first. We offer you a variety of legal advice, including arrest advice. You may not understand – or know – your rights as they pertain to an arrest, which is why you can count on us to give you…

  • Abduction

    ABDUCTION Kidnapping, or abduction, is a criminal offense that is punishable by time in prison. If you have been charged with abduction, you should contact the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal immediately. If convicted, we can determine which defense to take for your case, in order to keep you from receiving a harsh sentence;…