Sweta Tejpal’s practices Criminal and Immigration law. She has experience in successfully conducting criminal trials, appeals, and addressing complex immigration issues. Sweta is a highly skilled criminal defence lawyer.
Sweta has a background in Criminology and Justice studies. This experience has shaped her outlook on how she defends her clients. Sweta understands having criminal charges is stressful and impacts all areas of life. She uses a direct approach in how a case is handled.
Sweta practices all over Ontario and routinely represents clients charged with everything from domestic assault, drug possession, sexual assault, child pornography, and murder.
Sweta has successfully completed numerous sponsorship appeals, judicial reviews with the Federal Court, and humanitarian and compassionate applications. She understands first-hand how overwhelming the Immigration system can be and the importance of reuniting with loved ones.
Sweta has appeared at all levels of court in the Province of Ontario, including Ontario Court of Justice, Superior court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of appeal.
Sweta maintains a strong criminal and immigration law practice. She is on the panel for Legal Aid Ontario, 486.3 counsel for self-represented individuals, often is called to act for the complainant’s lawyer, is a per diem duty counsel in Peel and a per diem crown attorney for Ontario.
CREDENTIALS AND LEADERSHIP
In her capacity as the Peel Director for the Criminal Lawyers Association, Sweta takes pride in advocating for the defence bar. She is currently the co-chair for the accessibility committee with the Criminal Lawyers Association which promotes access to public spaces and technology important for the provisions of legal services. Sweta is part of the Education committee which oversees all programming and mentor activities.
Sweta sits on the Legal Aid committee with the Criminal Lawyers Association. Sweta is also a member-at-large with the Criminal Law Practice Group for the Advocate Society. Sweta is also a mentor with the Law Practice Program for the Toronto Metropolitan University. She is also a lawyer supervisor for the John Howard Society.