Brampton is a bustling city of over half a million people in the Greater Toronto area. Founded in 1853, and once referred to as the Flower City, Brampton is now better known for its concentrated industry and its high levels of new Canadians. A very multicultural city, Brampton is a major destination for immigrants from all over the world, notably from India and Pakistan (40% of Brampton’s population).
Located close to the busiest airport in Canada (Pearson International Airport), Brampton is a major transportation hub, with rail, highway and air links to the GTA and North America. A billboard claiming that “All Roads Lead to Brampton” states a fact: with highways 401, 403, 407, 409, 410, and 427, Brampton is surrounded by major roadways.
Brampton is the seat of government for the Regional Municipality of Peel, which includes the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Together, this regional municipality is home to a population of over 1.3 million people. The headquarters for the Regional Municipality of Peel is located at 10 Peel Centre Drive. The City of Brampton is run from its City Hall at 2 Wellington Street West, near Queen St. and Main St.
Brampton is policed by the Peel Regional Police Service (PRPS), Canada’s third largest, whose Headquarters is located at 7750 Hurontario St. in Brampton.
The PRPS polices Brampton from its detachment at 22 and 22 Divisions, and community sub-stations (Malton Community Station, Cassie Campbell Community Station and the Airport Division).
The crime rate in Brampton has been falling in recent years, in keeping with national trends. In 2012, the rate of crimes against persons in Peel Region was 615 per 100,000 people, and the rate of crimes against property was 1,912 per 100,000. DUI/drinking and driving offences comprise 140 per 100,000 people (source: PRPS).
Brampton is the site of the courthouse for Peel Region. The Brampton courthouse, located at 7765 Hurontario St., is the site of the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
To serve clients in Brampton and Peel Region, the Defence Group’s Oakville office is located a short drive down the 410 from Brampton, on the border of Mississauga and Oakville at 2275 Upper Middle Road East, Suite 101. We serve clients in Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Hamilton, and areas to the west of the GTA.
The Brampton criminal defence lawyers at The Defence Group are available to advise and defend you throughout Peel Region.We defend all criminal offences, including domestic assault, sexual assault, DUI and impaired driving, youth court/young offenders, bail hearings, fraud, drug offences, and Charter of Rights violations.
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