Cugelman & Eisen

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Cugelman & Eisen Lawyer Bios

If you are under police investigation, or have been charged with a criminal offence, you will be under great stress as you suddenly find yourself confronted by the overwhelming machinery of the criminal justice system. Although our law states that you are presumed innocent until you are proven guilty, common experience is that mere lip service is paid to the presumption of innocence, and most people believe that if you are charged you are probably guilty. The system seems to be stacked against you. You will be facing penalties ranging from fines and probation to significant jail time, and the serious potential consequences flowing from a criminal record. The criminal justice system is extremely complex and unforgiving. To maximize your chances of successfully navigating through this potential nightmare, from the moment of your first contact with the police until the case against you finally concludes it is absolutely essential to place yourself in the hands of a highly skilled, experienced criminal lawyer, who is intimately familiar with the system and possesses the necessary skills to obtain the best possible outcome for you. To attempt to defend yourself is to invite disaster. Over the course of many years spent defending all criminal charges from first degree murder to shoplifting the lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen have honed their skills and experience so that you can place yourself in their hands with complete trust and confidence.

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The role of a criminal defence attorney is not confined to the courtroom. It is of the utmost importance to seek advice from a criminal lawyer as soon as you believe you may be under investigation for any alleged criminal activity. Do not wait until you are arrested and charges are filed because by that point considerable damage may have already been done. The lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen will offer you invaluable advice regarding your dealings with the police. If charges are laid they will offer expert assistance regarding every step along the way, including arranging your release from custody following arrest, and ensuring that you understand exactly what you are facing and how the system works. They will work together with you and your witnesses to map out the best possible defence. The lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen will examine all of the evidence and legal issues to search out the flaws and weaknesses in the case for the prosecution, and the strengths in the case for the defence. In certain circumstances it may be advisable to negotiate a plea bargain with the Crown prosecutor to plead guilty to a lesser charge, avoid a jail sentence, or to obtain a withdrawal of the charges in exchange for agreeing to a peace bond, performing community service, or making a charitable donation.

If your case goes to trial, the lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen will be able to formulate and execute the best possible defence strategy available to you, based upon the unique facts of your case. They will ensure that you understand what to expect during trial, and will fight fearlessly and effectively to protect your rights and to present your case in the strongest possible way from the beginning to the end of the trial process. If you are facing criminal prosecution, your reputation and freedom are at stake. It is vital to ensure that the criminal attorneys you hire are among the best the legal field has to offer. As their track record of results clearly demonstrates the lawyers at Cugelman and Eisen in Barrie, Ontario have proven time and again that they measure up to this rigorous standard.


In addition to defending cases at trial the lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen have extensive experience handling appeals for individuals who wish to challenge their convictions or sentence. They can provide you with excellent advice regarding the feasibility pursuing this avenue of redress.

Cugelman & Eisen: Barrie Criminal Lawyers Who Will Fight For You

The legal team at Cugelman & Eisen has more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal defence, having prepared and argued cases successfully at all levels of the Ontario court system, and elsewhere. They have built their practice on hard work, full and open communication with clients, sympathy with their client plight, fearless representation, and an unwavering dedication to excellence in the field of criminal defence. Today, Cugelman & Eisen is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Barrie area. They defend all criminal charges including impaired driving, domestic assault, sexual assault, drugs, fraud, firearms, property offences, and homicide cases, to highlight but a few. Bernard Cugelman and Mitchell Eisen spend a great deal of time attending legal conferences and keeping abreast of the latest developments in Canadian criminal law, which is essential to be able to provide the best possible defence for every client. They can assist you through every phase of your criminal case, from police investigations, bail, and pre-trial hearings, to trials, plea negotiations, and appeals. The law offices of Cugelman & Eisen are located at 89 Collier St. Suite 100, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1H2, or they can be reached by calling (866) 715-9413.