Hamilton Criminal Defence Lawyer

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Why Choose Zamani Law

Criminal allegations are petrifying and complex to deal with, and most people end up with a conviction and facing drastic penalties for not utilizing expert legal advice. When charged with a criminal offence, no matter how minor it may seem, an experienced criminal defence lawyer is essential to your case.

Zamani Law is a leading criminal defence firm in Hamilton. We provide expert lawyers who are well-versed in criminal law, committed to protecting your rights, and ready to defend you against any criminal charges. Our lawyers strive to get a suitable resolution to your charges, including withdrawal or significant reduction of the charges against you. Contact our firm for a free consultation on your case.

Criminal Defence Lawyers

Criminal law is quite complicated and requires an experienced lawyer to navigate and utilize it to defend clients. At Zamani Law, our criminal defence lawyers have in-depth knowledge of Criminal Law and a proven track record of successfully defending persons charged with criminal offences. Whether you’re facing a robbery, fraud, driving, theft, or drug offence, our criminal defence lawyers can defend you and protect your rights and liberties.

Customer-Oriented Services

Being charged with a criminal offence is frightening and confusing. At Zamani Law, we understand this, which is why we endeavour to expeditiously resolve the criminal charges against you through creative defence strategies. We fight for you through every step of the process and make sure your interests are protected. Our teams’ priority is your case, and we fight to attain the best solution for your it.

Turnkey Services

At Zamani Law, we are fully equipped with resources and a diverse team of experienced lawyers, investigators, paralegals, and articling students, enabling us to provide all-inclusive criminal defence services. Whichever criminal allegation you’re facing, our team can help you through every step, including bail hearing, negotiations with the Crown Attorneys, and trial.

Tailored Services

Every criminal case is unique and requires meticulous analysis to understand its facts. Our team of lawyers, paralegals and other law professionals work together on every aspect of your case, including examining the evidence provided by the Crown. This leads to a strong and innovative defence tailored to achieve the best resolution of your criminal case.

Hamilton Best Reviewed Criminal Defence Lawyer

Zamani Law has been providing specialized criminal defence services to the residents of Hamilton for many years. Our consistent track record of successfully litigating criminal cases has earned us a reputation as exceptionally skilled, innovative, and highly experienced criminal defence lawyers in Hamilton. We have the expertise you require to win your criminal case.

Our reputation and success are backed by numerous testimonials and reviews from our clients. Feel free to add your review based on your experience working with us.

Practice Areas

Bail Hearings

After getting arrested and charged with a criminal offence, you may remain in custody awaiting a bail hearing. This is a determination of whether the court will grant you Judicial Interim Release or you’ll stay in custody pending trial. Considering that your trial may take months or even years, bail hearings are essential. It’s preferable to spend the time before trial outside jail, as it makes it easier to work with your criminal defence lawyer. It also provides an opportunity to participate in relevant programs, which can strengthen your defence.

At Zamani Law, we have conducted many successful bail hearings. Our lawyers strive to ensure that you are granted bail by thoroughly preparing you and your surety and finding solutions to any issues that may arise during the bail hearing. We also handle other bail issues, including bail reviews. Contact us for expert legal advice.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence involves an assault within a domestic setting, such as between couples, common-law partners, or parents and children. Although there is no separate charge called ‘domestic violence’ in the Canadian Criminal Code, these charges are treated differently by the Crown Attorneys, and they are tried in specific courtrooms. Like any other assault charges, domestic violence charges carry devastating consequences.

At Zamani Law, our lawyers are experienced in all charges related to domestic violence. They dedicate their time and resources to device a strong defence that will ensure the most favourable outcome. If you are charged with domestic violence, contact our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers for expert representation.

Youth Offences

Being charged with a criminal offence at a young age is quite terrifying, and it can ruin the rest of your life. On the positive side, the criminal justice system treats young offenders (below the age of 18 years) better than adults. Their offences are tried under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which provides extra protection in addition to the Charter of Rights. The YCJA also provides specific procedures and provisions to be followed during the investigation and prosecution of young offenders.

Even with the YCJA in play, youth offences still carry hefty penalties that negatively affect a young person’s life. Therefore, if you or your family member are charged with youth offences, it’s vital to retain an experienced criminal defence lawyer. Get in touch with Zamani Law for a free consultation on your case.

Driving Offences & DUI

In Canada, driving violations such as impaired driving, over 80, refusing a breathalyzer, dangerous driving, and driving while prohibited, can lead to serious criminal charges. If convicted of a driving offence, the penalties are quite severe, including a $1000 fine for a first offence, license suspension, possible incarceration, and more.

The laws surrounding driving violations are very complex. Because of this, if you’re charged with a driving-related offence, you require a lawyer with a successful track record defending against driving violations. Contact our Hamilton driving offence lawyers, and benefit from their years of experience.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes include trafficking, importation, production, possession for personal use, and possession with intent to traffic or distribute controlled drugs and substances. If charged with any of these offences, you may end up with devastating consequences as drug crimes are among the most serious criminal charges in Canada. Some of the consequences include lengthy sentences, mandatory minimum penalties, travel and employment restrictions, and more.

Whether you’ve been charged with a marijuana offence or possession of cocaine, our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers are equipped to defend you and protect your rights. They are highly experienced as they have successfully defended many clients facing drug charges. Get in touch for expert legal representation.

Assault & Threats

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, assault is the intentional application of force on another individual without their consent, either directly or indirectly. On the other hand, a threat involves words or gestures that insinuate an imminent application of force on a person. Assault is categorized into aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, simple assault, and more. Being charged with an assault or threat is quite serious as the allegations carry extremely severe penalties.

Zamani Law has successfully defended many clients facing assault and assault-related charges, giving us the experience and expertise required to protect you against any assault allegations. Our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers can utilize several defence strategies, such as self-defence, to attain the best possible results for your criminal case. Contact Zamani Law for expert legal advice.

Weapon Charges

Gun-related offences include trafficking and importing firearms, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of restricted firearms, illegal use of guns, pointing a weapon, and more. Gun charges and related offences, such as assault with a firearm, pose severe repercussions if convicted. These include mandatory minimum sentences, a permanent criminal record, and other consequences that can ruin the rest of your life. Therefore, if you or your loved one are charged with gun-related offences, retain an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and liberties.

Our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers have successfully handled many gun crime charges. They’re highly experienced in practically every category related to gun offences. Contact Zamani law for a free assessment of your case.

Theft & Fraud

Theft & fraud are among property crime offences, and they involve taking or trying to take property through devious means. One of the most common theft offences is shoplifting. Theft and fraud crimes are categorized into offences below $5000 and offences above $5000, each with varying but severe long-term repercussions. Some of the repercussions include a ban from certain premises, loss of employment, civil lawsuits, and possible jail time. With such consequences awaiting you upon conviction, it’s wise to have an experienced criminal lawyer by your side.

At Zamani Law, no theft or fraud charge is too small or too big for our lawyers to handle. Call us to discuss your case and the best strategies to attain the most favourable results.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking charges are serious criminal charges, and they can be laid if one recruits, transports, conceals, receives, or transfers another person. One can also be charged with human trafficking if they exercise control or influence over another person’s movement for the purposes of sexual or forced labour exploitation. A conviction of human trafficking crimes, and related offences such as forced confinement, sexual assault, and kidnapping, has severe penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences. If you are charged with such crimes, it’s in your best interest to get a lawyer with a proven track record to defend you.

The lawyers at Zamani Law have successfully litigated many human trafficking cases. With their expertise and experience, they can protect your rights and defend against any allegations. Contact our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers to discuss your case.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges are grave allegations in Canada, and the laws surrounding them are quite complex. Sexual assault involves unsolicited acts that are sexual in nature, including unwanted kissing or touching, rape, and more. Convictions of sexual assault charges, no matter how minor, have drastic consequences, including the addition to the Sexual Offender Registry, mandatory minimum sentences, and social stigma. If you’re charged with sexual assault, an experienced defence attorney is invaluable.

At Zamani Law, our lawyers are highly experienced in defending sexual assault charges and are well-versed with the laws of evidence. This means that they can defend against any sexual assault charge and strive to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us for a free consultation on your case.


Robbery is a crime involving violence, and as such, the Crown takes it very seriously. In Canada, such offences often result in serious criminal charges. As per the Canadian Criminal Code, robbery is the use of force, violence, or threats of violence to take or attempt to take property. Robbery charges encompass a range of offences, such as simple theft involving an assault to armed bank or store robberies. The severity of the penalties imposed upon conviction is determined by many factors, including previous criminal records, any injuries caused during the robbery, use of weapons, and the value of the property taken.

Given the severity of the consequences you may face when charged with robbery, it’s essential to seek legal advice from an experienced defence lawyer. Our Hamilton criminal defence lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of clients facing robbery charges. Contact Zamani Law, and we’ll defend you against robbery charges.


Mischief is when a person intentionally destroys or damages property or renders it useless, dangerous, or ineffective. It also includes the destruction or alteration of someone’s data or rendering it useless or ineffective. Simply put, mischief encompasses all the acts that lead to destruction or distortion of another person’s property.

Mischief charges have serious penalties if convicted, and, therefore, you shouldn’t simply plead guilty. Our criminal defence lawyers can provide various defence strategies that will ensure the best possible results. Contact us for exceptional legal counsel.

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Farid Zamani is an exceptionally skilled criminal defence lawyer with vast experience defending the full spectrum of criminal and regulatory offences. He is a former associate of a prominent criminal firm in Toronto, where he earned his defence and trial experience. Farid earned his law degree from Buckingham Law School in the United Kingdom and came to utilize his skills defending the residents of Ontario.

Farid has an in-depth understanding of criminal law, which he combines with his creative defence strategies to defend clients charged with criminal offences. As the founder of Zamani Law, his skills, commitment to clients, and outstanding track record motivates every team member to achieve only the best possible results in every case.

Mr. Farid is also a humanitarian recognized for working extensively to help disadvantaged children. He is the co-founder of Children Without Borders, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children.

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As one of the most experienced, reputable, and resourceful criminal law firms in Brampton, Zamani Law is here to protect your rights and defend you when faced with any criminal charges. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with one of our criminal defence lawyers.

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