Burlington is a city of 170,000 people in the south end of Ontario’s prosperous and highly industrialized Golden Horseshoe region. Like its sister town of Oakville, Burlington is a vital road and rail corridor served by a network of highways, including the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Highways 403 and the 407 ETR (electronic toll route).
Burlington 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 Burlington has been falling in recent years, in keeping with national trends. In 2011, the crime rate in Oakville was 2,964 crimes per 100,000 population, consisting mainly of property crime (2,273 per 100,000) over violent crime (512 per 100,000). DUI/drinking and driving offences comprise 92 per 100,000 people (source: HRPS).
The City of Burlington is run from its City Hall at 426 Brant Street, and served by the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), whose Headquarters is located at 1151 Bronte Rd. in Oakville. The HRPS polices Burlington from its detachment at 30 Division, located at 3800 Southampton Blvd.
There is also a related substation at 460 Brant Street.
Burlington is the site of one of the three courthouses for Halton Region. The Burlington courthouse, located at 2021 Plains Rd. East, mainly hosts trials and guilty plea resolutions for the Ontario Court of Justice. 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 Superior Court of Justice is also located at the Milton courthouse.
To serve clients in Burlington, 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 Burlington criminal defence lawyer 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.
We offer a free consultation, flexible payment plans and reasonable fees, and the best criminal defence anywhere.