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Office Locations: Forstner Law has a virtual office approach for client consultation. Zoom has become the norm in Courts since the advent of Covid.   Forstner Law maintains administrative offices in Ajax. This information is publicly available through the  Law Society of Ontario.

Serving Oshawa, Brooklin, Pickering, Whitby, Ajax, the GTA and the Durham Region

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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.   ( )

Forstner Law
We are offering Virtual Office Appointments by Zoom or Phone. Admin offices: see LSO website, public registry
Tel: 289-316-2573
Fax: 289-275-2226
Direct: 289-316-2578
Toll Free: 877-315-3375
Cell: 289-387-1911

Origins of the Forstner Law Logo

Criminal Justice Lawyer in Oshawa, ON.

There's a criminal justice lawyer in Oshawa, ON. who can give personal attention on every case, whether it is summary or indictable in nature, and he's the principal of Forstner Law.  Lawrence Forstner is here to represent you at the local level.  We can:

  • Help you understand the nature of your charges
  • Attend for you at initial and ongoing preliminary court dates
  • Dig in to your case, investigate and scrutinize every detail
  • Interview any and all potential witnesses
  • Negotiate with the Crown Attorney to achieve a beneficial resolution
  • Take the weight off your shoulders by explaining the process
  • Stay in close contact with you throughout every stage of the case

Forstner Law

​Practice Areas and Services

Practice Areas and Knowledge

Through our efforts, we may be able to uncover mistakes made in the police investigation, and evidence that ought not to have been collected.  If evidence has been gathered through infringement of your rights under The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we will file the appropriate Application; leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of your rights.  Lawrence Forstner is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Durham Region Law Association.  He has 15 years experience in the criminal justice system, both as a Crown Attorney, and as a Probation & Parole Officer.  If you live in Oshawa, the greater Durham Region or beyond, call Forstner Law, and we will schedule a free consultation at a time that is convenient for you.

What Happens When You Are Arrested?

Being charged criminally is frightening.  The impact on your daily life can be staggering; strict bail conditions can dramatically restrict your freedom and lifestyle.  We recognize what is happening to you.  The stress can be paralyzing, which is where Forstner Law in Oshawa can be of immense help.  Lawrence is a trained counsellor in addition to being a defence lawyer.  At these stressful times, he can help you to develop and use adaptive coping strategies so that you can think clearly and make good decisions.  Having Lawrence, a trained criminal defence lawyer in Oshawa, in your corner from early on will go a long way to relieving the debilitating stress you feel, and; in turn, you will be better able to partner with Lawrence to get to the best possible outcome in your case.

After arrest, you may be released from custody at the scene or later from the police station. In either case, the police give you a piece of paper, telling you to appear in court. The address of the courthouse and the date and time will all be shown. If you are not released after your arrest, then you will be held for a bail hearing.   The bail hearing  is so crucial to achieving the best possible outcome in your case that Forstner Law has given it its own heading in the main menu at the top of every page.  Please read this section carefully.   If you or someone close to you has just been arrested, having Lawrence beside you at this early stage is crucial to unlocking the full benefit of what he can achieve for you

The Role of the Defence Lawyer

The role of the defence lawyer is crucial to a functioning justice system. Without fierce advocacy, there is no barrier to the raw and arbitrary abuse of power. You need a lawyer that thrills at the prospect of speaking truth to power.  If you have been charged with a criminal offence in the Durham region or beyond, call on Lawrence to assess your case.  His consultation is free; his advice may be crucial.