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Toronto S. 264.1 Utter Threats Charges Lawyer

Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm charges under Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code

While most information regarding uttering threats charges found online is dedicated to informing the "typical" type of person charged with a criminal offence (who already has a criminal record and/or nothing to lose), our clients do not fit this profile.

Our clients are largely comprised of educated professionals, students, and the sucessfully self employed. They have worked very hard to achieve their place in life or are currently working to enrich their future and are primarily concerned about:

  1. the prospect of getting a criminal record
  2. what information regarding their charge is being released to their employers
  3. their obligations to disclose charge information to professional regulatory bodies (medicine, dentistry, OREA, CRN, etc.)
  4. their ability to cross the US border and travel internationally to other countries
  5. their immigration status and future approval of immigration applications to Canada; and
  6. regaining access to their spouse/family in the case of of domestic threats charges
For more information please see:

First Offence Uttering Threats Charges: Information for people charged for the first time with uttering threats under Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code. It is extremely easy to be charged with uttering threats in Canada and first time offenders have the most to lose. Just being arrested and charged can negatively impact employment background checks, US travel, and immigration even if the accused is later acquitted.

Uttering Threats Charges (Section 264.1) Info: The potential penalties, seriousness, and aggravating factors in evaluating an utter threats case. Further information is also provided in regards to the Crown Attorney dropping (withdrawing) the charges.

YCJA Youth Uttering Threats Charges: Uttering Threats charges involving young offenders under the age of 18. About the Notice to Parent, what constitutes a threat, how charges often come about, the risks associated with the Criminal Undertaking (Form 11.1) or Bail release, and the potential long term impact of the charges including the possibility of them becoming part of an adult criminal record.

Domestic Uttering Threats Charges: Cases that involve spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends, or other partners in current or past relationships are categorized as "domestic violence" offences by the Police and the Crown Attorney's office. As a result, they are prosecuted more heavily and come with strict no contact release conditions that are nearly impossible for the accused and his or her family to comply with.

US Travel/Border Crossing Issues: How being charged with Uttering Threats can cause problems travelling to the United States even if the accused is not ultimately convicted or found guilty by a Canadian court. How Canadian law enforcement share all Police Information databases such as CPIC with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Peace Bonds and dropped charges: About peace bonds (both common law and s. 810), their expiration dates, and how they can show up on criminal background checks for employment and other purposes.

False allegations and disputing charges: Information about how easy it is to be accused of an utter threats offence in Canada, evidence in threats criminal cases, and how even a person whose charges are dropped or who is found not guilty will have their information about the charge shared with US Customs which can cause problems travelling to the US.

Call us today.

You don't have to jeopardize your future or waste thousands of dollars on excessive legal fees. We provide effective, affordable, and risk free lawyer representation for those charged with threats offences in the Toronto area.

Have a skilled criminal lawyer who focuses on threats charges protect you and your future from the stigma and consequences of a criminal record.

    call us: 647-228-5969


  call us: 647-228-5969


Your case will be defended by a fully licensed Practicing Lawyer of the Law Society of Ontario. For more information about our lawyer, click here.

We provide our clients with:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • US travel advice and information
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • Clear goals of getting charges dropped and bail conditions varied without a trial
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Experienced, focused counsel

* Please note:

If you are not a paying client, we cannot answer questions and provide assistance with US travel, immigration, employment background checks, and avoiding a criminal record. This includes those who have already retained other counsel and those whose cases have already been completed.

We only can take calls/emails relating to Ontario, Canada area cases. Please see our FAQ for a listing of the courthouses we service.

Are you a lawyer? If you are defending an utter threats related case and are looking for expert advice regarding possible defences, case strategies, and information release management call us at: 647-228-5969.

Please note: We do not accept legal aid certificate cases. All clients are handled on a private retainer only.


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  We provide:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • US travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • A clear goal of getting the charges dropped without a trial
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Timely resolutions
  • Lawyer/client privilege
  • Experienced, focused counsel