Criminal Defence.

We will do everything in our power to resolve your criminal defense matter quickly and effectively, keeping your money in your pocket.

The terror of losing one’s job, ruining a life’s reputation and the implications of a tough sentence can be terrifying. We’re here to help. Ex-prosecutors who worked on the inside are now the pitbulls who will fight for your life.

Until you are on the receiving end of a government investigation, you have no idea how much the cards are stacked against you.

We have seen people spend fortunes when they didn’t need to and conversely tried to save money and got sent away to the Penitentiary.

They are not interested in pleading you guilty, they are concerned with clearing your name and that means war with the prosecution trying to wrongfully convict you.

As a former combat officer, and prosecutor (Assistant Crown Attorney) Phillip Millar is uniquely qualified to fight for your life. He will not take the easy way out, or back down in the face of a tough case. Phillip Millar will stand for you.

Criminal Defence

We have the most 5 stars for a reason.

The criminal justice system is merciless and navigating it without a fierce advocate can be the most expensive mistake of your life.

The police and the prosecutors have all of the power… your interests need to be protected, and your rights guarded.

Who you choose to defend you will be one of most important decisions of your life.

A Tech-Focused Law Firm

A Modern Approach to Law

At Millars Lawyers we understand the need to deal with real world problems while maximizing technology when it can help the client or case. We offer easy to use video conferencing so you can have easier access to your legal team from home. No need to drive for hours and wait around for a lawyer to grant you an audience, you can easily schedule a meeting and chat with your team from your laptop or phone when needed. We also reduce costs by allowing for discoveries and court proceedings to be held in our media rooms with the most advanced tech allowing us to save time, travel and stress. COVID-19 has changed the world, we will make it less stressful for you.

Criminal Law FAQs

You should never speak to the police if there is the tiniest possibility you are the subject of the investigation, unless you speak with a competent lawyer who understands the jeopardy you are facing.

You should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney in Canada as soon as you become aware of any potential legal issues involving criminal charges. Whether you’ve been arrested, are under investigation, or even if you believe you might be implicated in a criminal matter, seeking legal counsel early on can greatly benefit your case.

A skilled criminal defense attorney can provide you with expert advice, protect your rights, and guide you through the legal process. Remember, having legal representation from the outset can help ensure that your rights are safeguarded and that you have the best possible chance for a favorable outcome in your case.

Our team takes on some of the toughest cases in Canada where innocence is at stake. We don’t accept every case as we have to believe in it. We take cases across Canada, including but not limited to:

  • Murder and Attempted Murder: Specifically focusing on domestic cases where the husband is almost always charged if the wife is found dead.
  • Assault and Battery: Defending clients facing charges of physical harm or threat of harm to others.
  • Drug Offenses: Representing individuals charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing of controlled substances.
  • DUI/DWI: Providing legal assistance for cases involving driving under the influence or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Theft and Property Crimes: Defending clients accused of theft, burglary, robbery, or other property-related offenses.
  • Fraud and White-Collar Crimes: Representing individuals facing charges related to financial fraud, embezzlement, or other white-collar crimes.
  • Sex Crimes: Handling cases involving allegations of sexual assault, rape, or other related offenses.
  • Domestic Violence: Providing legal representation for individuals accused of domestic violence or related charges.
  • Juvenile Offenses: Assisting minors facing criminal charges and navigating the juvenile justice system.
  • Weapons Offenses: Defending clients charged with illegal possession or use of firearms or other weapons.
  • Criminal Appeals: Handling the appeals process for clients seeking to challenge a conviction or sentence.

Our team is highly trained in the art of cross-examination and is widely known for our ability to detect and expose lying witnesses. We understand the nuances of Canadian criminal law and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

The duration of a criminal case in Canada varies based on factors like complexity, charges, court load, and stages. The investigation, charging, pre-trial, trial, verdict, and sentencing all contribute. Timelines can range from months to potentially years.

In 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in R v Jordan that Canadians have a right to a speedy trial and established a time limit for when a trial must be heard. In a provincial court case in the Ontario Court of Justice (non-felony/non-indictable), the trial must be held within 18 months of the laying of the charge. Superior Court matters (Indictable/Felony) offenses must be heard within 30 months. Once a case takes longer, the accused can bring a delay motion to have it thrown out because their Charter rights have been breached. The court will assess if the accused had any involvement in the delay calculation, and if there is delay attributed to the accused, it will be subtracted from the ultimate calculation.

The Millars Law team has won many high profile cases others thought unwinnable. When your life is on the line and you didn’t do it there is only one team that will use every resource available to win.

Criminal Lawyer Team


Phillip Millar

Criminal Lawyer


Luke Reidy

Criminal Lawyer

L.Gen Whelan Statement of Claim

Here is the Certified Copy of the Statement of Claim filed with the Court on May 21 2024 in the above named file. As per R. 133 the Registry has served a copy of the Notice of Application on the Attorney General of Canada on your behalf.