Carrie Bellan is an experienced criminal defence lawyer who has handled many high-profile cases throughout Orangeville and Caledon.

With a strong sense of social justice, Carrie Bellan is prepared to tackle unfairness, regardless of how unpopular the cause. After all, every case deserves a strong defence. Each person comes before the justice system with their own backgrounds and personal stories that can be wholly unique or vaguely familiar. When you choose Carrie Bellan, you can be sure every case is approached with the best interest of the client in mind.

Carrie Bellan is experienced in the following areas of law:

  • Assault
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Bail Hearings
  • Young Offenders

Contact Carrie Bellan, criminal defence lawyer in Orangeville, to learn more about how she can help you get the fair trial you deserve.

Carrie Bellan, Criminal Defence Law

Call Carrie Bellan, Criminal Defence Lawyer in Orangeville, Ontario if you have been arrested or contacted by the police. Bellan has handled several high profile cases in Orangeville, Shelburn and Caledon. She is a sole practitioner who has been practicing law since 1996 and started concentrating exclusively on criminal law practice in 2004. She has a passion for social justice and believes every case deserves

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Carrie Bellan - Criminal Defence Lawyer

Carrie Bellan is a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Orangeville and the surrounding areas. Called to the bar in 1996, she is a member in good standing of the governing body for Ontario lawyers, the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

She commenced her career in civil litigation, including insurance defence, plaintiff, personal injury and medical malpractice. At that time, she had been a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association for many years.

Carrie Bellan is a sole practitioner and has been concentrating exclusively on criminal law practice since 2004. She has over 20 years of experience in Canadian Law.

Her academic background consists of:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Ottawa
Carrie Bellan has been a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association since 2005. The CLA is the largest specialty legal organization in Canada. The CLA advocates for social justice through education, government influence, and persuasion on proposed legislation and court intervention.

Carrie Bellan is also a member of the Dufferin County Law Association and is currently serving as a Director. She is a past president and in this capacity attended CDLPA conferences and participated in the organization to further the cause of access to justice.

Carrie Bellan Criminal Defence Law, Ontario, Orangeville

practice areas

With over 20 years of legal experience, Carrie Bellan is currently focusing on the following areas of criminal law:

  • Assault/Violent Offences
  • Domestic Assault/Threats
  • Sexual Assault
  • Drug Offences
  • Weapons Offences
  • Robbery/Theft
  • Fraud/Breach of Trust
  • Break & Enter
  • Murder/Manslaughter/Attempted Murder
  • Bail Hearings
  • Young Offenders
Carrie Bellan Criminal Defence Law, Ontario, Orangeville

Homicide Cases

Carrie Bellan has defended clients in many homicide cases. In one case of a Caledon homicide, she successfully had murder charges reduced to accessory after the fact. In another prominent local case she was successful in reducing the charges from murder to manslaughter after a lengthy jury trial. In a matter currently before the court, charges were reduced to manslaughter from murder after a preliminary hearing.
Carrie Bellan Criminal Defence Law, Ontario, Orangeville

Police Searches & Warrants

Carrie Bellan also has a particular interest in cases involving police searches by warrant or otherwise. These often involve drug offences. It is very important to ensure those before the courts charged with the most serious of offences be treated with fairness and dignity. If we cannot manage this as a society, we will all suffer from such injustice.

Carrie Bellan Criminal Defence Law, Ontario, Orangeville

Domestic Assault

Carrie Bellan also tackles many domestic assault charges, frequently taking these matters to trial. In domestic assault situations emotions are highly charged and often evolve to exaggerated allegations. Carrie Bellan has many thankful clients who have sought her advice and counsel in this area of law.

Carrie Bellan Criminal Defence Law, Ontario, Orangeville

Ensuring Proper Representation

On cases that do resolve by way of a plea, Carrie will ensure the client is well-represented before the court. The client’s background and personal circumstances are fully explored and presented to the court in order to obtain rehabilitation and leniency, as fits the personal circumstances of the client.

Resources

Carrie Bellan Law Office Resources

Here is a list of resources designed to aid you with your legal needs. Should you require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Carrie Bellan.

The Law Society of Upper Canada | http://www.lsuc.on.ca/
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms | http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/charter/index.html
Department of Justice | http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/

Criminal Lawyers’ Association | http://www.criminallawyers.ca/
Dufferin County Law Association | http://www.dufferinlawyers.com/criminal-law.php
Canadian Legal | http://www.canlii.org/en/

Lawyer’s Weekly | http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/

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