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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) - Criminal Law Services

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) - Criminal Law Services

Contact Information

Toll-free TTY
TTY (teletypewriter) – Use Bell’s Relay Service: 1 800 855 0511

During the COVID-19 situation, LAO is offering more telephone support. Call for more information.

LAO has services for people who have been charged with a crime. This includes:

  • criminal duty counsel who can give you free legal advice if you don’t have a lawyer on the day of your hearing
  • a free summary advice line that lets you talk to a lawyer for up to 20 minutes to get information and general advice about your criminal law matter.
  • a legal aid certificate program if you have a low income and if your legal issue is one that LAO covers