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Lakin Afolabi Law is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced team of criminal lawyers serving London, Ontario in all areas of criminal law, with a special emphasis on defending sexual and domestic assault.
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Helping Good People in Bad Situations.
Charged with your first criminal offence? Criminal accusations and convictions can be devastating.
When you’re in a crisis, speaking to a lawyer is critical. It can mean the difference between freedom, or jail.
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“Thanks, Lakin for your incredible service.
“I love the service that I received from Lakin Afolabi (Miracle man), that’s what I call him, he is easy to talk to, and he has your best interest at heart. 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.”
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Our Criminal Defence Process
We do not believe that one size fits all. Our system of defence is tailored for you – we listen to you, strategize with you, and then defend you to get you out of the system or get you the best possible results.
We Listen to You
Different clients have different interests when they are in the justice system. Some want to clear their name completely, others want to get out of the system as quickly as possible. Others want to avoid jail at all costs. You may simply want to get back with your family.
There is no one size fits all approach to law. What is right for one client may not be right for another.
We listen to you to fully understand your specific interest and move to pursue it.
We Strategize with You
You are the only one who knows what happened and how it happened. In preparing for trial, we work with you to clarify the details.
We find out why things happened the way they did, and work hard to understand where and how we can find flaws in the case against you. Our criminal lawyers fully prepare for every contingency, even the ones that might not be anticipated.
We devise a plan based on your knowledge and experience of the facts and our knowledge and experience of the law.
We Defend You
After our plan is perfected, we play it out in the courtroom. We are fully prepared by this point and completely ready to defend you.
Receiving a successful outcome on your case can take many forms. It can mean probation instead of jail; complete or partial acquittal; or even only pleading to assault, not admitting to sexual assault allegations.
Success means getting you the best results possible – for you.
“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.
“Lakin helped me with a very important situation recently, and I am truly grateful to him.
It was not a criminal matter, but it did involve my 7-year-old son. Lakin saw the urgency of the matter and helped my son and me tremendously. He was thorough and professional and came to our rescue.
Criminal Defence Resources
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...read more
The first thing to know about the difference between sexual assault and rape is that “rape” is not listed as a criminal offence in the Criminal Code of Canada. Sexual assault is listed as an offence, and it is contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code. Rape What...read more
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...read more
Guilty Plea Clients often ask me if they should enter a guilty plea. That question should be decided by the client and only the client. An accused before the court should never feel pressure or duress to enter a guilty plea. The law gives everyone a right to a...read more
What is an Intermittent Sentence? An intermittent sentence is a sentence of imprisonment that is served on specific days only, as opposed to consecutive days. For an example, a person who is sentenced intermittently could serve their sentence on weekends only. It is...read more
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...read more