Justin Marchand



About Justin Marchand

I practice in all areas of criminal law, but I have spent significant time litigating drinking and driving (DUI) allegations. My approach to many DUI cases is to at first take a dispassionate look at your disclosure. Disclosure is the name given for all the documents the prosecution must disclose to the defence as part of a criminal proceeding. It is always helpful if I can review disclosure and expose errors in police investigations, such as errors in warrants or other forms of intrusive investigations. Ultimately, I will review your case and situation with a view to providing practical advice customized to your needs and wants.

Trial litigation for DUI charges often involves constitutional litigation. Constitutional litigation in a DUI setting means holding police accountable to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I file dozens of applications each year on behalf of my clients to have evidence excluded because of Charter-offending police activities during investigations. Each year I successfully get key evidence excluded from the prosecution’s case against my clients. As your lawyer, you will not be shut out from your case, and I will provide analysis to whatever degree you are interested. I want you to be comfortable, or as comfortable as one can be in the circumstances.

Some of the time an acquittal is not within the realm of possibilities, but I will still pursue the best result for you regardless of the path forward. Some of the time I negotiate reductions to charges so that my client can plead guilty to a Highway Traffic Act offence or other provincial offences instead of a criminal disposition. In all this, I will always be straightforward with you about my assessment of your case.

I have had considerable success in DUI cases, including in cases where my clients are alleged to refuse or fail to provide a breath sample. I also enjoy applying my constitutional litigation knowledge to all kinds of situations, including the search and seizure of guns and drugs. Other areas of my practice include assault, sex assault, fraud, theft, mischief, breaches, voyeurism, harassment, and 11(b) applications for undue delay.

If you need a criminal lawyer, I service nearly all areas of Ontario west of Oshawa, including as far south as Cayuga, as far west as Windsor and Sarnia, and as far north as Kenora and Red Lake, and everywhere in between. To book a free 30-minute consultation, call us 647-986-8077, or fill out a consultation form on our website today!


Areas of Practice

  • DUIs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Property Offences
  • Drug Charges

Client Reviews

I would like to start by saying thank you to Dylan Finlay for all the great work he has done for me, I thought I was going to be dealing with a criminal record for the rest of my life and he managed to get me a criminal discharge on my case! He is on point and very professional, I would highly recommend Dylan Finlay to anybody who needs help with their criminal charges! Thank you once again Dylan!


Dylan Finley handled my case. Right from the start he was polite, professional, attentive and he delivered on all of his promises. I had a case where it was looking really bad for me. I did everything Dylan told me to do and he took care of the rest. My life was filled with stress and worry about the case. Dylan handled my case like a pro and I received the outcome that I desired. I highly recommend Dylan to anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer. He has changed my life and given me the opportunity to have a bright future.


Dylan Finlay is a professional and effective criminal defence lawyer. Dylan was my lawyer for an assault charge and was excellent throughout the entire process. He advised me how to turn myself in and what to expect, and then helped me build a case while I waited for trial. He was responsive to my emails and his confidence and knowledge relieved my stress. Furthermore, he was reasonable priced for the quality of defence he provides. I am very thankful for his services and got a favourable result on my case. I highly recommend his services.


Dylan Finlay is an amazing legal representative and person.I was facing a challenging trial. After getting to speak with Dylan he alleviated all of my stress and concern that burdened me. He provided valuable knowledge and was very intelligent and that eased my stress of the approaching Trial Court Dates . He provided an abundance of research and paperwork, he just had that intelligent edge and legal insight that was commendable. He was very kind and a pleasure too speak with and very personable. Look no further! The legal services provided to me by Dylan was an absolute success. Dylan returned my life back to me. He got me out of a very challenging situation. No matter how much I would thank you Dylan, you are the best :)


Dylan was such a great lawyer to work with. I had consulted with other lawyers prior, but decided to hire him after our first meeting as he was extremely professional and provided better advice and information than the others had. He was able to have my case resolved so quickly, much faster than what I had expected and achieved the result we wanted. I truly feel that he went above and beyond for my case, which shows me how much he cares about his clients. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a lawyer.