I have spent the last decade defending people charged with a variety of criminal offences, from first degree murder to simple assault; from importing kilos of cocaine to possessing a small baggie for personal use. Every case gets the same level of attention and every client is treated with the respect they deserve. Today, I focus on high risk criminal litigation: homicide offences, the commercial drug trade, illegal firearm use and possession, and serious acts of violence. From Bail Hearing to Charter Application to Jury Trial, the goal is to ensure that you don’t get stuck in the trap of the Criminal Justice System. It is a trap, designed to keep people stuck in place by detention orders and plea deals that guarantee a criminal record. I pride myself on never taking the easy way out. If there is a defence to advance, then it is pursued. And while it is impossible to predict a result, I always promise a fight.
"Former homeless teenager and high school dropout, now criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist asks the question: who judges the Judge? Would we honour those in high positions of power if we knew their story? Would we continue to judge criminals for their mistakes if others were to judge us for ours? This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."
THE RYAN HOLTZ
SHOW PODCAST EP. 69
Check out my latest podcast, from marketing guru Ryan Holtz, as we get personal and also discuss my concerns with the trap called the justice system…
A DIFFERENT FRAME OF REFERENCE
Check out my interview with Sean Robichaud about my story of surviving on the street as a youth, to the hard work of becoming a lawyer and my contribution back to society.
R. v. S.D.
2019 HAMILTON, ON