Maple Criminal Lawyers

Discrimination comes in many forms and affects us whether we know it or not. There are many types of discrimination. It is described as the treatment of someone based specifically on their characteristics. It can range from prejudgment based on race and age to sex and religion.

Many may have preconceived notions as to a person’s guilt or believability based solely on how they look. Our Maple criminal lawyers are with you from beginning to end and are very knowledgeable on many details that you may see as minor and overlook.

Your physical appearance in court is an important part of your defence. Jurors and judges can be easily swayed a certain way based on what you look like in court. Below are a few pointers that we may suggest you follow for your first appearance.


  • Dress neatly and conservatively
  • Avoid bright, flamboyant colors and attire
  • Keep hair neat and clean of heavy products to avoid looking greasy
  • Sunglasses are not a good idea, people like to look you in the eye when they are talking to you and anything that gets in the way of this can be received in a negative fashion


The way you act in a courtroom severely affects your case as well. A few tips to follow about your courtroom demeanor are listed below.


  • Be neutral and as calm as you can be, no fidgeting. Crossing your arms can be seen as �negative body language�
  • Avoid being cocky or argumentative
  • Do not chew gum. Aside from its unsightliness, having it drop out of your mouth can be equally embarrassing and unsightly
  • Speak clearly


The saying holds true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and the Maple criminal lawyers at Ted Yoannou Professional Corporation have a plethora of knowledgeable tips and advice that can strengthen your case and afford you a solid criminal defence. Call us at any time or fill out our free consultation form online.

Newmarket Courthouse Serving Maple:
50 Eagle St. W.
Newmarket ON L3Y 6B1

The Law Firm of Ted Yoannou, Professional Corporation
Toronto Criminal Lawyers Serving Mississauga
Phone: (416) 650‑1011
Fax: (416) 650-1980

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Credit Card Fraud in Mississauga

Credit Card Fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit card or any similar payment mechanism to obtain goods, services or funds. In October of 2013, Police arrested three persons, ages 22 and 23 for their involvement in Credit Card Fraud in the Mississauga area.  They were all charged with fraud under $5,000, the possession of falsified credit cards, as well as various other charges.

Credit Card Theft/Fraud Penalty is governed by Section 342 of the Canada Criminal Code. This states that anyone who steals, forges or falsifies a credit card is liable to be found guilty of Credit Card/Fraud Penalty in Canada. Credit Card Theft/Fraud Penalty is not concerned with the direct involvement in the theft, forgery or falsification. A person who is in possession of, uses or traffics a credit card that they know is forged, was made or altered is also liable to be found guilty of Credit Card Theft/Fraud Penalty.  This definition extends to include someone using his/her own credit card with the knowledge that it has been cancelled or revoked.

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