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Trial begins for ex-Mountie charged with killing Ottawa cop

Originally posted in the Toronto Sun OTTAWA -- Four paramedics who desperately tried to save Ottawa Police Const. Eric Czapnik's life and subdued ... Read More

Man cleared of sex assault may be deported

Originally posted in the Ottawa Sun The man cleared of a men’s room sex attack on a teen with a diaper fetish remains in jail on an ... Read More

Court exposes gambler's woe - Stripper convicted of $124,000 theft

Kelly Egan CANADIAN PRESS GATINEAU, Que. — She was a stripper. He was a gambler. But beautiful music they could not make, not after her ... Read More

Ex-Mountie accused of murder faces sex charges

The former Saskatchewan RCMP officer accused of killing Ottawa police officer Eric Czapnik faced sexual assault charges in court on Friday. Kevin ... Read More

Jury finds father not guilty of incest, other sex crimes

A father charged with sex crimes involving his teenaged daughter was found not guilty by a jury yesterday. After listening to closing arguments ... Read More

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Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Geraldine Castle-Trudel

If you want an expert, experienced Ottawa criminal lawyer to fight for you, Geraldine Castle-Trudel is an Ottawa criminal defence lawyer you should consider. Why? Geraldine is one of the top criminal lawyers in Ottawa handling a wide variety of criminal charges including assault, murder, theft, DUI or impaired driving and other traffic violations. Never plead guilty call our 24’7 hotline at 613-237-8409 for a free consultation today.

All Ottawa criminal lawyers are not equal.

Ottawa criminal defence Lawyers, like other professionals, are not all equal. There are good ones and not so good ones. You want an aggressive criminal defence team with a proven track record and years of experience of successfully defending criminal charges. We understand the position you’re in and know you have a lot of questions you need answers to. Call to arrange a free consultation to speak with a criminal lawyer.

6 Things you need to know about the team at Castle –Trudel

1.       You’re in expert hands! We are experts in Criminal law. It’s what we do – it’s all we do! Geraldine’s criminal defence team is focused on just one thing – your defence. We have help hundreds of people, just like you, who have been charged with a criminal offence.  We know the toll it can take on your personal, family and professional life. We will help you get through it.

2.       No cost consultation. Geraldine’s consultation is free. Learn out about what your legal options are at no cost or obligation to you.

3.       We keep you informed. Not knowing is worst thing. Knowing what is going on is important. We know this and will keep you informed and Up to date and what’s going on with your case.

4.       Fair Rates. Ask about our Flat Rate Fees – know your legal costs before you hire us.

5.       Success in court. Our winning record speaks for itself.

6.       Innocent or Guilty? Our job is to make sure your legal rights are protected & you’re given a smart, aggressive defence no matter what your charges are. Our Job is to defend you – not judge you! Everyone is welcome.

Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Geraldine Castle-Trudel Will Fight Hard For You.

Geraldine will challenge every witness and piece of evidence brought forward against you by the Crown prosecutor. We realize there is a lot at stake for you and your family and that you are under tremendous pressure as a result of your criminal charges. Give us a call and we will answers any questions you may have. The consultation is at no cost to you and you will get the answers you need.


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Bush Trial Update!

Defence admits hair at triple homicide does belong to Ian Bush!

The Castle –Trudel defence team has admitted the hair found at the scene of a triple homicide is indeed that of the defendant Ian Bush.

61 year old Ian Bush was charged in 2015 with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a retired tax judge, the judge's wife and a friend and neighbour of theirs. The admission came from hair and fibre expert Christine McCarthy  at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto who prepared evidence taken from the crime scene for DNA testing.  Read CBC article …

Ian Bush trial: Tax judge strangled, suffocated, beaten, coroner testifies

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details
By Kristy Nease, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2017 12:29 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017 4:01 PM ET

Retired tax court judge Alban Garon, who was 77 years old, suffered the worst of it.

His wife, 73-year-old Raymonde Garon, and their friend, 78-year-old Marie-Claire Beniskos, suffocated to death, hog-tied, with plastic bags placed over their heads. Read more …

Ian Bush trial: Adjourned until Wednesday

The Ian Bush first-degree murder trial will resume this week at the Ottawa courthouse with testimony expected from another Crown witness, a chief forensic pathologist. Read rest of the story

Tax court judge, wife, neighbour found bound, gagged, beaten to death in June 2007

By Mario Carlucci, CBC News Posted: Apr 06, 2017 3:08 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017 5:18 PM ET

Crown traces suspect's steps at triple murder trial of Ian Bush
An Ottawa police forensic imaging specialist spent the second day of Ian Bush's triple murder trial painstakingly tracing the suspect's footsteps in the hours leading up to the deaths of a federal tax court judge, his wife and their neighbour.
Accused in 2007 triple slaying tried to lure tax judge to his home, Crown alleges

Michael Ross was tasked with painting a detailed, chronological picture of the movements of a person of interest in connection with the killings of Alban Garon, 77, his 73-year-old wife Raymonde, and their friend Marie-Claire Beniskos, 78. Read more…

By Carol Mulligan, Sudbury Star
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 1:38:06 EDT AM

"The question was basically how do we resolve this in a way that reflects the public's reaction to such a situation, but also bears in mind we have a young man here," said Castle-Trudel. Read more

By Greg Peerenboom, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:30:07 EST PM

There is a partial publication ban in place to protect the identities of the victims. Evans and Taillefer's lawyer, Geraldine Castle-Trudel, are expected to provide written, closing submissions, on Dec. 8. Read more

Link to 2007 homicide turning current robbery investigation into ‘witch hunt,’ lawyer says
By Staff The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A lawyer for a man facing charges in the robbery of a 101-year-old war veteran says a leak linking her client with an Ottawa triple homicide turns the case into a witch hunt and a media circus. Bush’s lawyer, Geraldine Castle-Trudel says Bush is at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa undergoing a psychiatric assessment and she’s heard nothing about additional charges. Read more

The man accused of killing Ottawa police Const. Eric Czapnik has been committed to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder. Kevin Gregson, 43, was supposed to have an eight-day preliminary hearing, but he was committed to stand trial in Superior Court by Ontario Court Justice David Wake after only two days of evidence. Gregson’s lawyer, Geraldine Castle-Trudel, said outside court that the extra days weren’t needed. © Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen Read more



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Criminal Defence Legal Services

Our Ottawa Criminal Defence team provides legal services in the Ottawa,  Kingston, Cornwall, Brockville, Belleville, Trenton, Arnprior, Carleton PlaceRenfrew, PetawawaPembroke and Peterborough areas. We understand the position you’re in and know you have a lot of questions you need answers to. Why not give us a call, the consultation is free. You can control your legal costs with our flat rate fees. 

Castle-Trudel Criminal Defence Lawyer
403-331 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON
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