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

Comments from an experienced criminal defence lawyer

The STM Tickets Case

STM continues to hand out proof-of-purchase fines despite judge’s ruling.

Fetal death and Canadian law

First-degree murder charge for man accused of stabbing pregnant wife’s belly.

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

STM continues to hand out proof-of-purchase fines despite judge’s ruling

For people who take the bus or metro in Montreal, keeping your ticket could keep you from getting a fine – but it might not hold up in court. In the past eight months, the STM has issued almost 3,000 tickets to passengers who didn't have proof they purchased a fare....
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First-degree murder charge for man accused of stabbing pregnant wife’s belly

Andrew Barbacki discusses fetal death and Canadian law.   CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:59PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:36PM EDT A man accused of stabbing his eight-month pregnant wife multiple times with a BBQ fork in the belly...
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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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