Criminal Lawyers Vigorously Defending Your Rights And Freedom Since 1972

Helping the Residents of Eastern Ontario including Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

150 Years Of Combined Experience
In Protecting Your Rights

Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter is one of the oldest and the largest law firms offering legal services for a wide range of criminal offences in the Ottawa region. With a combined experience of over 150 years, our lawyers have served individuals and corporate clients with skill and compassion, and effectively advocated in trials and appeals alike.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, our lawyers strive to produce results via a vigorous defence. Our firm works tirelessly to get your life back to where it was, especially when your reputation, freedom and future are at stake. Our experienced lawyers provide a comprehensive defence, taking all factors into consideration.

Our office is located in Ottawa and our clients come to us from eastern Ontario, including Brockville, Cornwall, Perth, Pembroke and Kemptville.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defence

Sexual Offences

Driving Offences

Domestic Violence And Assault

Commercial Crime

Occupational Health And Safety Offences

Youth Offences

International Offences

Drug Offences

Violent And Weapons Offences


Ottawa’s Professional Trial Lawyers

Our firm is comprised of experienced trial lawyers, offering quality service with practical legal advice that goes above and beyond. The firm represents matters of common offences as well as high-profile, sensitive matters equally. Each case is tailored individually, with diligence and straightforwardness, to ensure client confidentiality is not compromised at any level. Our team of lawyers prepares and investigates each case, leaving no room for surprises.

Our team has defended clients charged with all types of sexual offences, driving offences, domestic violence, commercial fraud, tax evasion, occupational health and safety offences, youth crimes, war crimes, drug offences, violent crimes and weapons offences.

Recent Posts From Our Blog

What can happen to my child accused of a crime?

November 05, 2020

When children make a mistake and break the law, they and their parents are often frightened about what will happen next. It is natural to be scared, but getting answers to your questions can help alleviate some of your fears….

Youth Cases and the Right to a Speedy Trial – Part 1

August 21, 2020

The criminal justice system in Canada has long recognized the accused’s right to be tried within a reasonable time. In fact we’ve put it right there in black in white in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (section 11(b))….

Breach of Recognizance: Zora

August 14, 2020

A defendant is charged with a criminal offence, such as a domestic assault, and released with bail conditions. The police allege that the defendant has breached those conditions; he is arrested and charged under s.145(3) of the Criminal Code. Most…

The team at Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter has gained its reputation by providing high-level professional criminal defence. If you are facing a criminal charge, do not wait; instead, contact our firm by calling 613-604-2188 locally or toll free at 877-786-4479 to schedule a consultation.

Our lawyers are proficient in both the official languages – English and French.

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