Former Crown Prosecutor

+ 30 Years’ Experience
+ 40 Trials by Judge and Jury
+ Hundreds of Criminal Trials

Montreal Top Criminal Lawyer

Andrew Barbacki

 

B.S. & B.L. from McGill University

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Criminal Law Expertise

Criminal Lawyer You Can Trust

When in need, when stakes are high, choose to be represented by a highly experienced and recommended lawyer who fully understands criminal law and offers you 24/7 assistance in case of emergency. Andrew Barbacki has over 30 years experience as a criminal lawyer, representing clients in hundreds of trials, with over 40 by judge and jury.

Jurisdictions in Quebec and Ontario

Mr. Barbacki can represent you in Municipal Court, Court of Quebec, Superior Court, and Court of Appeal.

In criminal and penal matters, the Court of Québec has jurisdiction over the whole territory of the province, with regard to actions taken under criminal and penal legislation.

Geographical Areas

While the main office is in Montreal, Mr. Barbacki can defend you in the following areas:

  • Montréal and surroundings, such as: Laval, Longueuil, Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, Châteauguay, Granby…
  • Québec and surrounding areas
  • Gatineau – Hull and surrounding areas
  • Ontario such as Cornwall, Ottawa and Toronto

Barbacki in the Media

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CROWN Stays Charges in Mafia-Linked Case

Dozens were arrested as part of operation Clemenza

Richard Henry Bain Trial

Guilty of second-degree murder in Quebec election-night shooting

Latest Blog Posts

How juries make tough choices

Richard Henry Bain (65), accused of shooting and killing lighting technician Denis Blanchette the night of the 2012 Quebec provincial election, was found guilty of second-degree murder. He was also found guilty of three counts of attempted murder during the chaos he...
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Principles of Extradition Law

Extradition law starts with a basic principle that persons are subject to the criminal law of the country in which they find themselves and should expect to be answerable to those laws. Extradition proceedings have two important objectives: To protect the rights of...
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Recent Developments in Medical Marijuana

The Federal Court of Canada recently declared the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (‘new system’) invalid on the basis of constituting an unjustifiable infringement on the s. 7 Charter right to life, liberty and security of the person, giving the federal...
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Medical Marijuana Cultivation

In June 2013, the Government of Canada adopted the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) to ensure adequate assessment of applications for marijuana production licenses. Health Canada also makes sure that Canadians with a medical need have access to...
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Marijuana, legal or not?

In Canada, there are several offenses related to narcotics such as possession, trafficking, production, import, export and others. Recently, the Government of Justin Trudeau began a process of legalizing cannabis or marijuana in Canada. What about now? Can you find...
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Even Cop Killers Deserve a Competent Criminal Lawyer

Mr Hébert petitioned the Law Society of New Brunswick to appoint a lawyer to appeal the case after Mr Bourque was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 75 years. Commentators have questioned the performance of his lawyer, David Lutz, citing...
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Canadian Teacher on Trial for Child Sex Crimes in Indonesia

Canada's Neil Bantleman (L) attends his trial at a court in Jakarta on December 16, 2014. Bantleman and Ferdinand Tjiong deny sexually assaulting children at the Jakarta International School (JIS), which has long been favoured by expatriates and wealthy Indonesians in...
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“Prince of Pot” to Return After Extradition

On July 9th, 2014, Canada’s leading pro-marijuana activist, Marc “Prince of Pot” Emery, was released from a federal correctional institution in Mississippi after serving a 5-year sentence. The Vancouver resident was extradited to the U.S. in 2009, at age 56, where he...
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New Era Begins for Marijuana Legalization

This New Year is also Opening Day for retail stores licensed by the State of Colorado to sell marijuana to the public. For the first time the drug will be  sold legally over the counter with no medical or other authorization required. Any Colorado resident over the...
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Plea Agreements In Criminal Cases Are Not Binding

  The Supreme Court has once again reaffirmed the distinction between the principals of private law and those governing the criminal law. In a unanimous decision the court upheld the right of superior officials to review and ultimately cancel a written plea...
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