Mississauga is a fast growing and prosperous city of over 700,000 people in the Greater Toronto area. A sprawling metropolis, Mississauga stretches from Lake Ontario to Highway 401.
Located close to the busiest airport in Canada (Pearson International Airport), Mississauga is a major transportation hub, with rail, highway and air links to the GTA and North America. Highways 401, 403, 407, 410, and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), all pass through Mississauga.
The Regional Municipality of Peel, which includes the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon, is based in Brampton. 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 Mississauga is run from its City Hall at 300 City Centre Drive, near the Square One Shopping Centre, at Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Hurontario St.
Mississauga 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 11 and 12 Divisions, and community sub-station at Meadowvale. The specialized units are based out of the Emil Korb Centre at 180 Derry Rd. East.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) also operates a detachment focusing on highway patrol, in Port Credit.
The crime rate in Mississauga 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 Mississauga and Peel Region, the Defence Group’s Oakville office is located a short drive down the 403, 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 Mississauga 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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