CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW – EXPERIENCED, SKILLED, FIERCE

Former Crown Prosecutor

Leanne is a former Senior Prosecutor with 16 years’ experience. She prosecuted high profile cases, and all crimes including murder, sexual assault, drinking and driving, fraud and all others. She developed expertise in domestic violence as the Domestic Violence Lead prosecutor for over 10 years. Leanne even trained police officers and other Assistant Crown Attorneys on domestic violence issues.

Leanne has done countless jury trials and worked in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. She has significant skills in negotiation, plea bargaining, and conflict resolution.

Domestic Violence Expertise

Leanne has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending cases involving domestic violence.  These offences have complexities not seen with other criminal offences, and specialized prosecutors are used to prosecute these crimes.  Leanne was not only one of these specialized prosecutors, but she trained other prosecutors in the area, so her expertise in this area is significant.

Domestic Violence Services
  • Domestic Assault
  • Threatening
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Family Law Restraining Orders
  • Trials
  • Plea negotiations
  • Sentencing
  • Bail Hearings
  • High Profile Cases
  • Managing Media
Youth Justice

Young people charged with criminal offences face special circumstances that require a lawyer who has expertise in defending matters under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  Leanne has experience in this area both as a prosecutor and defence lawyer, and her background in education is also an asset in establishing a rapport with young clients.  When a child is charged with a crime, it can affect the entire family. Leanne’s skill in this area will ensure that your child’s rights are protected while preserving his or her best prospects for the future so that the rest of the young person’s life doesn’t have to be negatively affected.

Youth Justice Services
  • All offences under the Criminal Code
  • Creative resolution
  • Focus on rehabilitation
  • Bail Hearing
  • Sentencing
  • Trials
  • Pretrials

Have some questions. Not sure of the next steps?

Call or email Leanne to setup a Free Phone Consultation.

Phone number: 416-931-5811 Or Email: leanne@leannetownsend.ca

You can also setup a day and time directly on Leanne’s Calendar.