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Office Locations: Forstner Law has its main office beside the Oshawa Courthouse.  Lawrence also occasionally sees clients in his home office located in Ajax, and regularly comes to clients' homes if it is more convenient.

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59 Division St. Oshawa, ON. L1G 5L8

Lawrence Forstner, Criminal Lawyer in Oshawa, Expert Qualifications and Specialized Training:
Former Crown Attorney;  Former Probation & Parole Officer;  Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), Sex Offender Risk Assessment, Strategic Initiatives in Community Supervision (STICS), Sex Offender Relapse Prevention, Substance Use / Anger Management Group Leader/ Trainer.   (
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Forstner Law
59 Division St.
Oshawa, ON. L1G 5L8
Tel: 289-316-2573
Fax: 289-275-2226
Direct: 289-316-2578
Toll Free: 877-315-3375
Cell: 289-387-1911


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Forstner Uses Experience to Help Clients Steer Clear of Justice System

Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner draws on his lengthy experiencein the justice system and his personal story... Read More

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Lawrence Forstner launches a new website
Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner wants his clients to know he's committed to compassionately helping them find the best way forward after they're charged with an offence.

To effectively communicate that message, he’s designed a new website so that potential and existing clients who are researching him online will get a good sense of his advocacy style and be reassured they have options... See More

Bail decisions and the value of providing reasons     By Rob Lamberti
A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling calls on judges and justices of the peace to provide explanations about how they reached a decision in a bail hearing, says Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner.  Too many bail decisions are being rendered without offering any explanation or reasoning as to how the bench reached that decision, he says.  “A problem with the bail system is it is so opaque,"    .... See More

Judge emphasizes defendants are people, not 'faceless criminals'

A judge’s observations that courtrooms are a “world of poverty, homelessness and mental illness” are a striking reminder of the importance of treating defendants as people rather than faceless criminals, says Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner ... Read more 

Facebook is used by police -- By Lawrence Forstner
It may not seem like the most unbelievable news to learn that the police are on Facebook, but yes that's right, the police use social media too! And I don't mean their personal Facebook accounts. In fact...
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Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Impaired Driving

In my first blog post, I mentioned the term therapeutic jurisprudence. For a general description of what the term means, read up about it here . It is a field I ... Read more