Jordana H. Goldlist, criminal lawyer
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JHG criminal law

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.

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Recent Success

R. v. J.S. | 2020 BRANTFORD, ON

Charge: First Degree Murder.

Result:

The crown accepted a plea to manslaughter after we filed an 11b/s.7 application for the failure of the system to try J.S. in a reasonable time when COVID-19 forced the trial to be adjourned. This allowed J.S. to avoid the life sentence he was facing for fatally shooting the victim hours after threatening to shoot him in the face. Sentenced to 9 years and 4 months after credit for pre-sentence custody.