Two Lawyers,

Every Defence

Accomplished trial lawyers, Marcus and Norm will carefully assess your case and argue for every defence available to you.

Do not plead guilty without discussing your case with a lawyer.


Based in Toronto

With over 25 years experience, Norm Stanford and Marcus Bornfreund have successfully defended hundreds of charges, including impaired drivingtrafficking, possession, and theft.  Many offences have mandatory minimum sentences and a conviction will often result in a lengthy jail sentence. Being found guilty may result in negative employment, immigration and personal consequences to you and your family for years to come.

Every Defence. Norm and Marcus will ensure that all of your rights are protected. You are presumed innocent. We will fight for the positive result you need to move on with your life.

To speak with Norm or Marcus, call (416) 855-7799 or email us at [email protected] We accept calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free consultations. Meeting by appointment only.

What Clients Say

Charged with Impaired Driving
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I can’t stress how much help you were to me and I really appreciate you and your team’s help. You were always on top of things and I always felt being looked after. Thanks to you, my drinking and driving charge was dropped. My birthday is tomorrow and you surely made it a remarkable one.
Armed Robbery Charges Dropped
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Norm, thank you so much for all the help that you gave me on my case. This was my first serious charge, and I had no idea what was going to happen. You took the time to explain the system to me and get me a great result. I was charged with armed robbery and was facing some serious jail time and you got me on a work release program. I am very thankful for all the help you have given me. I felt like I was talking to a friend who really cared. Just recently I was charged with breaking my curfew and you had the charges dropped!! I would recommend Norm Stanford to anyone who needs a great criminal lawyer!
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When I first spoke to Norm I felt comfortable and trusted his knowledge about my case. He was very honest and open and I felt he truly cared. Norm called me to inform me about every important detail about my case and he went the extra mile to fight for me. I am very happy with the results and will recommend him to any of my friends and family should they get into trouble. It is difficult to find someone who is so understanding about people’s problems and I am glad I chose Norm to help me fix mine and give me a second chance for my future.

Bails, Trials, and Appeals

Criminal Barristers with 25 years of combined experience. We appear throughout Ontario at every level of criminal court.

Reasonable Fees. Every Defence. Legal Aid accepted for extremely serious matters only.

Criminal and Regulatory Defence Litigation

Criminal Defence, Quasi-Criminal Proceedings,  Regulatory Matters, Professional Misconduct,  Ontario Review Board, Private Complaints and  Crisis Management.

Some Recent Successes

Charges WithdrawnImpaired DrivingNo Criminal RecordOver 80

R. v. S.R. — Impaired Driving Charges Withdrawn and No Criminal Record

Our client, who was an off-duty police officer, was pulled over by police after someone called 911 to report an erratic driver on the highway.  The arresting officer claimed that he then observed our client driving at a hight rate of speed while weaving back and forth.  Our client was pulled over, arrested and taken to a police station where he blew more than twice the legal limit.  He was charged with impaired driving and over 80.  Prior to trial, we filed a Charter application alleging that the arresting officer did not have reasonable and probable grounds to arrest our …

Charges DismissedConsumption After Operation CeasedImpaired Driving

R. v. J.E. — Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm Charges Dismissed by Judge

Our client was charged with impaired driving cause bodily harm.  He was driving in downtown Toronto just before last call when a pedestrian suddenly ran out onto the street to try to catch a taxi.  Our client was unable to stop his car in time and struck the pedestrian causing serious (but fortunately non-life threatening) injuries.  At trial, our client testified that he was a recovering cocaine addict and that late at night, he got a craving for cocaine and contacted an old friend in the hopes of obtaining drugs.  The friend agreed to meet our client for a beer …

Care or Control not ProvenCharges DismissedImpaired Driving

R. v. D.V – Driving not proven, Charges Dismissed

A vehicle registered to our client was involved in a collisions with another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle drove away from the accident scene without stopping to give her name and address or checking to see if anyone had been injured or appeared to need assistance. A short while later the police attended at our client’s address where they observed her damaged vehicle parked outside. The police spoke with our client who admitted that she had been driving her vehicle at the time that of the collision and that she had fled the scene because she was scared. While …

Charges DismissedImpaired Driving

R. v. D.P. — Impaired Driving Charges Dismissed after Driving into Hydro Pole

Our client drove his pick up truck into a hydro pole located on the sidewalk of a busy street in downtown Toronto.  A security guard approached the truck and saw that our client was asleep behind the wheel.  Police were called and had to bang on the driver’s side window to wake our client up.  After speaking with our client, police charged him with impaired driving and brought him to the police station to provide samples of his breath.  At trial, we exposed significant inconsistencies between the evidence of the two officer’s on scene and between the evidence of the …

Charges DismissedDangerous DrivingFlight from PoliceIdentification

R. v. M.N. – Identification of offender not proven

Our client was charged with Flight from Police and Dangerous Driving. He was accused of going close to 200 km/hr on a motorcycle and, when the police tried to pull him over, fleeing at an even higher rate of speed and evading the police officer who was in pursuit. The police officer noted the licence plate number but was unable to identify the rider. At trial, the Crown Attorney had to rely entirely on circumstantial evidence to try to prove the case; specifically the owner of the motorcycle testified that he had loaned the bike to our client on the …

Care or Control not ProvenCharges DismissedImpaired Driving

R. v. E.W. – Care or control not proven, Charge Dismissed

Our client was charged with Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired by Alcohol. Shortly after last call, on a cold winter night, the police observed a motor vehicle parked in a parking lot outside a bar, with the engine running and the windows fogged up. The police knocked on the window and our client rolled down his window. It appeared to the officers like our client had just woken up. They smelled alcohol coming from his breath and observed signs of impairment. The police arrested our client for impaired care or control. At trial our client testified …

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Members in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, Toronto Lawyers Association and Criminal Lawyers Association.