Chris Sewrattan

416-583-1510 | Criminal Lawyer

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About

Chris Sewrattan is an experienced criminal lawyer who conducts trials and appeals at every level of court. He has successfully defended a wide range of charges, from impaired driving to murder. Chris’ litigation strategy combines intense preparation and a thorough understanding of the law. Chris takes the time to work personally with his clients through every step of their case, ensuring that they understand their obstacle and how to defeat it.

Chris has a distinguished academic legal background. He holds Masters of Law and Juris Doctor degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Toronto. Chris received numerous course awards for finishing first in his classes in the Juris Doctor program.

Outside of the courtroom, Chris remains active in legal research and writing. He has published a number of articles related to criminal law in academic legal journals, including the UBC Law Review, Criminal Law Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, and the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.

Chris is a member of the Ontario Parole Board and the Licence Appeal Tribunal, respectively. He determines whether convicted offenders should receive parole. Chris is also a member of the Sexual Assault Program Referral List (for sexual assault survivors), the Criminal Lawyers Association Intervention Committee, and a former member of the Osgoode Hall Law School admissions committee.

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Success Stories

Here are just some of my success stories. Past success does not guarantee success in your case.

Fail to provide breath sample

Client captured on video failing to provide a breath sample to a RIDE program. Client acquitted at trial.

Murder

Client charged with murdering a man in an apartment hallway. The deceased allegedly identified the client to the police with his dying breath. The client was acquitted at trial by a jury.

Bail

Search warrant executed on a residence revealing client with 3 automatic rifles and thousands of dollars worth of drugs. Client had a previous conviction for firearms possession. After a hearing, client granted bail. (A few months later, all charges removed.)

Impaired Driving

The client crashed her car into a house. Her passenger told the police that she had been drinking and driving. The client provided breath samples showing her blood/alcohol level was above the legal limit. At trial, the client was acquitted of all charges.

Domestic Assault

Client slapped and threatened to kill wife, who reported him to the police. After speaking with the prosecutor, all charges were withdrawn and the client and wife reconciled.

Confession

Client provided a full, videotaped confession to the police about an elaborate robbery of a store of over $700,000 worth of products. At trial, the entire confession was thrown out of evidence.

Firearms

A firearm was found in a safe in the closet of a residence. The key to the safe was found on the client. At trial, the client was acquitted.

Sexual Assault

Woman claimed the client sexually assaulted her outside her school in broad daylight. After cross-examination, the Crown withdrew all charges.

Organized Crime

Client and his associates charged with kidnapping rival drug dealers and torturing them with medical equipment and guns over multiple days. Client was granted bail and all charges were withdrawn.

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