Practice Areas


Getting the bail hearing right is crucial. Aswani K. Datt conducts bail hearings across the Province of Ontario, including Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Newmarket, Oshawa and Milton.

Young Offenders

On February 4, 2002, the House of Commons passed Bill C-7, the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The new law replaces the Young Offenders Act (YOA). YCJA builds on the strengths of the YOA and introduces significant reforms that address its weaknesses.


Assault is any intentional application of force or gesture to another person. Offenses in this category include allegations of physical violence, sexual assault, threats, criminal harassment, and other such allegations against a family member.

Sexual Offenders

A sexual offense is an assault that occurs for a sexual purpose. A person being charged with a sex-related offense should always be adequately represented.

Theft & Fraud

Examples of Theft Under $5,000 include shoplifting, bicycle theft, or stealing other “minor" items from a residence when lawfully allowed to be there. Anything more than $5000 is considered Theft Over $5,000, in which case the charges will be significantly more serious and a person risks the possibility of jail.


Robbery is the illegal taking of property from someone else’s personal possession by using violence or intimidation. Robbery is categorized as either aggravated robbery, armed robbery, or simple robbery.

Guns & Weapons

Aswani K. Datt defends against very serious crimes that involves the use of guns, firearms, ammunition and other restricted weapons.

Impaired Driving & Over 80

The offences of impaired driving, Over 80 and Refuse cases are serious offences and require the services of an experience lawyer.

Drug Possession & Trafficking

Controlled drugs and substances are governed in Canada by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or the CDSA. The CDSA is federal legislation. It is enforceable anywhere in Canada. It is based on eight schedules.

Marijuana Grow Operations

A marijuana grow operation is any residence or business that has been modified in order to grow large amounts of marijuana. This marijuana is sold on the street by criminal organizations.

Internet & Computer Crimes

In today’s society, the internet is increasingly becoming more and more popular. In addition, internet crimes are skyrocketing. Internet crimes, also known as cyber crimes, include identity theft, fraud, virus distributing and phishing.

Regulatory Offenses

Regulatory offences or quasi-criminal offences are a class of crime in which the standard for proving culpability has been lowered so a mens rea (Latin for “guilty mind”) element is not required.

Immigration Consequences

A Permanent Residence can be deported if they are convicted of any offence for which there is a possibility of at least ten years imprisonment. A Foreign National may be deported along with their family upon conviction for any indictable offence.


Terrorism contains numerous provisions regarding the financing of terrorism, the establishment of a list of terrorist entities, the freezing of property, the forfeiture of property, and participating, facilitating, instructing and harbouring of terrorism.

Wrongful Convictions

The conviction of the innocent involves much more than simply the “wrong person goes to jail.” There are powerful institutional forces as play when an innocent person is convicted.


There are many reasons why an appeal from conviction or sentence can be successful. Keep in mind that there is a limited time available to appeal a conviction and sentence. If you do not comply within the time limit, you may lose your ability to appeal.

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