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Chhokar Law Office located in Brampton, Ontario provides quality legal service that returns
optimal results for our clients.  We specialized in Criminal Law, Family Law and Real Estate

Criminal Defence

The Brampton based criminal defence lawyer at Chhokar Law Office has provided criminal law services with exceptional detail put on each case file. We are a  criminal defence firm in Brampton, and throughout Ontario, providing criminal law advice and representation to its clients.  Mandeep K Chhokar is knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law and is dedicated to offering her clients the best criminal defence possible.

Our Brampton criminal law firm can help you at all levels of courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada. We have expertise in defending allegations of fraud and white-collar crime, domestic assault, sexual assault, homicide and driving related offences, including impaired driving (DUI) and over 80. Chhokar Law Office’s goal is to offer the best legal advice and professional legal representation of our clients’ interests in the criminal courts. Professional integrity underlies every legal decision we make on a client’s behalf.

 

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes include offences such as fraud, theft, secret commissions (bribery), insider trading, embezzlement, tax evasion, computer crimes, and forgery. Such cases are typcially very paper intensive and require the expertise of a criminal lawyer who can work through large volumes of materials and understand the often complicated details. Chhokar Law Office has extensive experience defending those charged with white collar offences.

Homicides

Homicide means the taking, directly or indirectly, of someone’s life. It includes fist- degree murder, second-degree murder, infanticide and manslaughter. These offences are considered among the most serious in Canada and attract lengthy jail sentences. If you are facing a homicide charge, you want to ensure that your lawyer has the knowledge and expertise to properly defend the case.  Chhokar Law Office knows how to assist you in obtaining the best possible result.

Domestic Assaults

Domestic assaults and sexual assaults are among the most common charges faced by our clients.  A domestic assault occurs when there is a non-consensual touching between two people who are involved in a relationship.  A sexual assault is when there is a non-consensual touching for a sexual purpose.  These cases are often ‘he said-she said’ situations, where the credibility of each of the parties is the critical issue.  It is imperative that your lawyer knows how to effectively cross-examine in order to obtain a successful result.  Mandeep Chhokar at Chhokar Law Office is highly regarded for her cross-examination skills in the court of law.

Driving Offences

Impaired driving is when a person’s ability to drive their car (or other vehicle) is impaired by alcohol or drugs. Over 80 is when a person’s blood alcohol content is over the legal limit, which, in Ontario, is 0.08.  Dangerous driving is where the manner of a person’s driving is dangerous to the public.  In all cases, a conviction can have serious consequences, including the loss of one’s licence for a year, or more.  The proper defence of these cases is often very technical and requires a lawyer with a broad knowledge of the law and the ability to extract the details of one’s defence.  Cooper, Sandler Shime & Bergman LLP has been defending such cases for over 50 years and has the expertise to provide you with the best possible defence.

 

Family and Marital Law

Chhokar Law Office is proficient in handling sophisticated and difficult family law and related matters, ranging from property and support issues to child mobility and abduction cases.

Chhokar Law Office has been involved in the negotiation and, when necessary, litigation of family law disputes, including issues relating to custody, spousal and child support, pensions, taxation, and family business matters. Mandeep Chhokar also has experience in the negotiation of complicated marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.

Chhokar Law Office is committed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, where appropriate to act as arbitrators and mediators to assist in the resolution of family law matters.

 

Collabrative Family Law

Family law matters often involve disputes which can be psychologically, emotionally and financially draining for both spouses and the children.
In the 1990′s, many members of the bar (in Canada and the United States) began to practise what has become known as “Collaborative
Family Law.”

Collaborative Family Law embraces a paradigm shift from the classic practise of family law. It engages a process specifically designed to eliminate the bitterness, rivalry, hostility and sense of “winners and losers” that plague traditional matrimonial litigation.

At the start of a Collaborative Family Law matter, both parties and their lawyers sign a contract. In the contract, both the spouses and the lawyers commit to working in a collaborative and cooperative manner
to arrive at unique and creative solutions to address the problems
facing the family and the interests — as opposed to the positions –
of the parties.

The contract also specifies that the parties will not commence court proceedings without first exhausting all avenues for cooperative resolution. Even more important, the lawyers agree that they will not participate in any court proceedings on behalf of their clients at any time. That is, if negotiations break down, both spouses must retain new lawyers if either wants to initiate court proceedings. As this can be very costly, there is incentive for both spouses to remain within the collaborative law regime and negotiate a resolution. Therefore, the practice of Collaborative Family Law focuses on cooperative and collaborative problem solving without the threat of litigation.

As a result, rather than court proceedings, the Collaborative Family Law process involves a series of meetings (as many as necessary) with both lawyers and clients present. At these meetings (and, if fact, through the whole process), the clients control the agenda, with guidance and advice from counsel. At the very outset, both parties agree to provide full financial information.

An integral part of the process, where necessary is the joint retainer of outside specialists (mediators, financial planners, valuators, accountants, social workers, child psychologists, etc.) to help navigate particular issues that demand their respective expertise.

The cost to clients in the Collaborative Family Law process, even when other specialists are involved, can be significantly less than the costs of traditional litigation.

Canada Statutes & Regulations

  • All Statutes
  • All Regulations
  • Gazette
  • Canada-wide Legislation
  • Canada Evidence Act
  • Child Support Guidelines – Legislation
  • Child Support Guidelines – Ontario Tables
  • Child Support Guidelines – All Provincial Tables
  • Child Support Guideline Amount – Online Calculator

 

Real Estate

Whether you are purchasing your first home or getting involved in a complex commercial joint venture, the Chhokar Law team has the expertise and experience to guide you. Our team has practical experience serving the real estate needs of commercial and residential buyers and sellers; national and regional lenders, commercial banks and insurance companies, private financiers and condominium corporations.  Area’s of focus are:

  • Residential
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Multi-residential
  • Agricultural
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure

 

Most real estate projects require different forms of financing in the acquisition, development, construction and ownership cycles. Whether you are a lender, borrower or investor, you need expert advice to ensure your interests are protected. We are committed to ensuring our clients receive the best possible results in terms of transaction negotiation, deal structuring, due diligence, documentation and deal completion including all types of real estate financing:

  • Project financing
  • Conventional mortgages
  • CMHC insured loans
  • Construction financing
  • Take-out financing
  • Syndication

 

Our team is experienced in all areas of commercial and residential leasing.  We can assist with the negotiation and preparation of commercial leases, dispute resolution, litigation, and landlord advisory services for residential tenancies.

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