DUVADIE Law has handled cases in Perth (Lanark County) on numerous occasions over the last decade. The kind of criminal charges that we have handled in Perth include: animal cruelty, criminal harassment, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon. We have a strong record of gaining favourable resolutions in the jurisdiction, and we are open to accepting Legal Aid Certificates for criminal cases in Perth.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Perth, it is imperative that you contact us at the earliest opportunity, so we may begin to work at clearing your name as quickly as possible
We Accept Legal Aid Certificates
The Perth Courthouse is located at 43 Drummond Street East. As is sometimes the case with courthouses in jurisdictions with smaller populations, all of the court services (excluding provincial offences court) are combined into one historic building. Lanark County’s Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice both operate out of this location. In Perth, provincial offences are handled out of a separate office, located at 80 Gore Street East
The Courthouse is open between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays. There is no security screening in the building. Parking at the building is very limited, but there are multiple municipal lots located on the other side of Drummond Street, across from the Courthouse. For more detailed information about parking near the Courthouse, consult the resources available on the Town of Perth’s website.
If you would like more information about the courthouse, including the requirements to request interpreter services, courtroom layouts, and guides on how to prepare for court appearances, please consult the Justice Ontario website. If you have to appear in either the Ontario Court of Justice, or the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ministry of the Attorney General publishes daily court lists at 4:30 pm for the proceedings that will occur the following day. These lists are sometimes unreliable, as matters often get moved to other courtrooms on the day of the appearance. If you are required to appear at the courthouse, DUVADIE Law will ensure that you are informed of exactly where you need to be and at what time you need to be there (as soon as this information becomes available).
Perth’S CRIMINAL PROFILE
According to the crime data compiled by Maclean’s magazine, Perth (Lanark County) ranks 154th in Canada on the Crime Severity Index (CSI), a measure which accounts for a combination of the severity and volume of reported crime that occurs within the jurisdiction. Although Perth’s overall CSI ranks below the national average, Ottawa’s reported crime rate in the following areas ranks above the national average: Assault, Sexual Assault, Impaired Driving, and Fraud.
If you have been charged with any of these offences, and would like to obtain further information about them, please consult the following links:
For information on charges that occur in Perth with less frequency relative to the national average, please consult a Criminal Defence Lawyer.
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