Criminal Lawyer

Are you facing criminal charges?

Wanted by the police, or considering turning yourself in? We have successfully defended thousands of charges throughout Southwestern Ontario.  Let us help you today.

Charged with a criminal offence?

Even though you have a right to reasonable bail, it is possible that you can be detained unless you are released by the order of a Justice in a bail Court.

If you are presumed innocent of an offence and still denied bail, you risk being held in jail until the day your trial is completed.

Lakin Afolabi Law is a criminal defence team in London, Ontario. We have conducted bail hearings for people charged with the most serious criminal offences- including murder, attempted murder, and other grievous offences.

If you or someone you know is wanted by the police or considering turning him/herself in to the authorities, our criminal defence lawyers are available 24 hours a day.

Contact us. We will answer.

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Always accessible

There is no point in talking to voicemail when you need us urgently. We always pick up. When we don’t, you can text us or email us, and we will try to get back to you within six hours at the latest.



You are heard and not ignored. We cannot obtain the result that is best for your specific situation unless we listen to you. It is a cooperative effort.


Transparent and honest

Harsh truths are better than comfortable lies. We are honest and candid with you about your chances of success with each action, but you make the call.

“Very pleased with the service I received from Lakin.

Had constant contact with him which made me feel much more confident with my defence. Was feeling very insecure heading into this whole process. I outlined to him what I needed regarding an outcome, and he more than surpassed my expectations.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication, Lakin. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone I know who finds themselves in a bind and really doesn’t know where to turn.

D. C. | More Google Reviews

(Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.)

Criminal Defence Charges

With most charges under the Criminal Code, the law states that a person arrested has to either be released or be brought before a justice within 24 hours of his/her arrest if they are not released by police.

A person must then be released unless the prosecutor can show why they should continue to be detained. In circumstances with more serious charges, the law makes it the job of the defence lawyer to explain why an accused person should be released. This is referred to as a “reverse onus.”

Contact our criminal defence lawyers for help with your specific situation.

“I was looking at a conditional discharge,

but with Lakin’s smooth talking and on point argument the Judge gave me an absolute discharge, Lakin made some excellent points that I believe the Judge looked into and helped make his final decision.
Thanks, Lakin for your incredible service.

A. A.

(Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.)

Criminal Defence Resources

Sexual Assault Definition

Sexual Assault Definition

Sexual Assault Definition What is the the Definition of sexual assault in Canada? What are the Criminal Code provisions for sexual assault? Under section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada, a person can be charged for committing a sexual assault. This section of the...

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What is a Peace Bond?

What is a Peace Bond?

Under section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada, a person (called the complainant) can lay a peace bond against another person (called the defendant). A peace bond is a court order in the form of a signed promise that the defendant will obey certain rules for a...

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Statutory Rape in Canada

Statutory Rape in Canada

What is Statutory Rape? Statutory Rape in Canada is defined as any sexual contact with a person under the age of consent. This usually refers to an adults touching children for sexual purposes. What is the Age of Consent in Canada? Canada’s age of consent is 16 years...

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SENTENCING PRINCIPLES – Section 718 Criminal Code

SENTENCING PRINCIPLES – Section 718 Criminal Code

What is the Fundamental Principle of Sentencing? The Criminal Code states that the fundamental principle, or guiding rule, of sentencing is that “[a] sentence must be proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the degree of responsibility of the offender.” This...

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