Oakville is a town of 180,000 on the shores of Lake Ontario. Situated in the middle of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe. Oakville is linked by a dense transportation networks of highways, rail, shipping terminals and airports. As a result, it is a centre for business and a prime choice for office and residential location, with an affluent and educated population.
Oakville is part of the Regional Municipality of Halton, which comprises the City of Burlington and the towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. Halton Region, with a population of 600,000, is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, and was ranked by Maclean’s magazine as the “safest place to live in the GTA”, and one the safest in Canada.
The crime rate in Oakville has been falling in recent years, in keeping with national trends. In 2011, the crime rate in Oakville was 2,626 crimes per 100,000 population, consisting mainly of property crime (1,959 per 100,000) over violent crime (484 per 100,000). DUI/drinking and driving offences comprise 68 per 100,000 people (source: HRPS).
The Town of Oakville is run from its Town Hall at 1225 Trafalgar Rd., and served by the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), whose Headquarters is located at 1151 Bronte Rd. The HRPS polices Oakville from its detachment at 20 Division, located at 95 Oak Walk Drive, and two substations, on Kerr St. and Bronte St.
The Oakville courthouse is located at the same address as the Town Hall, at 1225 Trafalgar Road. It is used mainly for trials, since all of the intake for Halton Region, and most of the court procedures, take place centrally at the Milton courthouse, at 491 Steeles Avenue East.
The Defence Group’s Oakville office is located at 2275 Upper Middle Road East, Suite 101.
We serve clients in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, and areas to the west of the GTA.
The Oakville criminal defence lawyers at The Defence Group are available to advise and defend you throughout Halton 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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