*2022 Results: Approx. 99% of Mark Zinck's clients avoided a criminal record (conviction) for charges of theft, fraud, assault, mischief and threats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions asked regarding the criminal defence services of Attorney Mark Zinck. If you have further questions, simply call us to discuss your case.

Which courthouses do you service?

Mark Zinck routinely represents individuals at all courthouses in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and throughout all of Ontario, Canada. This includes, but is not limited to:

60 Queen Street West (Old City Hall)
444 Yonge Street (College Park)
1911 Eglinton Ave East (Scarborough - Warden & Eglinton)
2201 Finch Ave West (Etobicoke)
1000 Finch Ave West (Finch and Dufferin)

Peel Region (Brampton and Mississauga)
7755 Hurontario Street, Brampton

York Region (Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket)
50 Eagle Street West, Newmarket

Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa)
150 Bond Street East, Oshawa

Halton Region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton)
491 Steeles Ave East, Milton

Waterloo Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge)
85 Frederick Street, Kitchener

Hamilton Region (Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster)
45 Main Street East, Hamilton

Barrie Region
75 Mulcaster St, Barrie

Dufferin Region (Orangeville, Caledon etc.)
10 Louisa Street, Orangeville

Ottawa Courthouse
161 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON

Bradford West Gwillimbury
57 Holland Street East, Bradford

Niagara Falls
4635 Queen Street, Niagara Falls

Simcoe (Norfolk County)
50 Frederick Hobson VC Drive, Simcoe

London (Middlesex County)
80 Dundas St, London

415 Hunter Street, Woodstock

36 Wyndham Street South, Guelph

200 Chatham St. E., Windsor ON

Thunder Bay
125 Brodie Street North, Thunder Bay ON

Sault Ste. Marie
426 Queen St. E. Sault Ste. Marie ON

Parry Sound
89 James St., Parry Sound, ON

+ All other Ontario, Canada courthouses.

Criminal cases are handled very differently at each courthouse in the GTA and throughout Ontario. In order to anticipate and successfully resolve potential problems with your case, it is important that your lawyer have substantial case experience at the specific location that your matter is being heard at.

Who are your typical clients?

Most of our clients are normal people who find themselves charged for the first time without any prior criminal records. Since Mark Zinck only represents people on private retainers (no legal aid), his clients tend to be working professionals and students. We have represented people of all different backgrounds including physicians, lawyers, police officers, nurses, teachers, university professors, business owners, pharmacists, and other professionals. Most of our clients are charged with property offences (theft, fraud, mischief) or matters involving assault, threats (both domestic and non domestic), sexual assault, and child pornography.

Our clients are primarily concerned with the prospect of possibly getting a criminal record, problems with their immigration status, U.S. travel, and police background checks and information sharing causing employment and future employment problems.

What types of criminal cases will Mark Zinck currently accept?

Attorney Mark Zinck most frequently defends accused for the following types of charges:

  1. theft
  2. fraud
  3. possession of stolen property
  4. mischief and public mischief
  5. assault
  6. uttering threats
  7. resisting arrest or assault peace/police officer
  8. break and enter
  9. DUI/over 80/refusal
  10. sexual assault
  11. voyeurism
  12. possession, accessing, and distribution of child pornography
  13. murder
  14. drug charges
  15. firearms/gun related charges
  16. parole applications
  17. robbery
  18. fail to comply with conditions of probation, criminal undertakings, or bail
  19. CBSA/Border and importation related charges

Mark Zinck does not accept any cases funded by Legal Aid Ontario. There are many other lawyers who will accept these types of cases.

Will a lawyer or paralegal handle my case?

You will be represented only by a Practising Lawyer certified by the Law Society of Ontario, not a paralegal.

Having a lawyer represent you ensures you are represented with the highest level of legal expertise. You also gain the benefits of the privacy protections guaranteed by attorney/client privilege. To see more about our lawyer, click here.

What other legal services do you provide?

99% of our clients are ultimately able to avoid a criminal conviction (criminal record) and sentence. As they are being fingerprinted and having their information shared and disclosed to other third parties by the police, we also focus on providing expert services for issues relating to the charge itself, such as:  
  1. Fingerprints and police records destruction;
  2. How to repress the release of police records relating to your arrest on specific employment and background checks;
  3. Ways to minimize problems travelling to the U.S. related to the charge information and record of arrest being stored in CPIC and other police databases;
  4. Information about potential immigration/IRCC related issues: including work permits, PR, and citizenship applications;
  5. How to avoid and handle future questions from potential employers and law enforcement officials regarding the incident.
  6. Help for members of professional career governing bodies that may deem the charge as "conduct unbecoming" (nurses, teachers, engineers, physicians, lawyers, dentists, etc.)

Even if your charge is ultimately dropped, it can still show up on certain employment background checks, and impact immigration, travel (including to the United States), and membership in professional societies. There are many ways to proactively avoid such problems and destroy records relating to the charge itself.

How many criminal cases does your lawyer handle?

Mark Zinck handles approximately 250 criminal defence cases per year the majority of which involve theft, fraud, possession of stolen property, mischief, assault, uttering threats, sexual assault, and child pornography.

How long will this process take?

For many types of charges, we are able to have the matter withdrawn or dropped at the first court appearance. Some cases, however, will take months or even years to resolve.

What are your fees?

Our goal is to have your case resolved (often dropped) as efficiently and easily as possible for you. We normally conduct initial consultations over the phone to determine the seriousness, time required, and likely outcome of your matter and quote you the fee over the phone. The fee will depend on how much time will be required to resolve your case. For cases that can be resolved without a trial, fees will normally range from $1200 - $8000. For cases that go to trial, fees may range from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the charge.

We are successful in having 99%+ of our charges withdrawn or resolved without a criminal record and without having to go to trial.

   Call us today.

You don't have to jeopardize your future or waste thousands of dollars on excessive legal fees. We provide effective and affordable lawyer representation for those charged with criminal offences throughout Ontario, Canada.

Have a skilled criminal lawyer who focuses on criminal law protect you and your future from the stigma and consequences of a criminal record and conviction.

    call now: 647-228-5969


Your case will be defended by a fully licensed Practicing Lawyer of the Law Society of Ontario. For more information about our lawyer, click here.

We provide our clients with:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration/IRCC issues
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • Clear goals of getting charges dropped and bail conditions varied without a trial
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Experienced, focused counsel

* Please note:

If you are not a paying client, we cannot answer questions and provide assistance about avoiding jail and/or a criminal record, employment background checks, IRCC/immigration applications and status, or travel to the U.S. in the future. This includes those who have already retained other counsel and those whose cases have already been completed.

We only can respond to calls and emails relating to current Ontario criminal cases. Please see our FAQ for a listing of the courthouses we service.

Are you a lawyer? If you are defending a criminal case and are looking for expert advice regarding possible defences, case strategies, and information release management call us at: 647-228-5969.

Please note: We do not accept legal aid certificate cases. All clients are handled on a private retainer only.

*2022 Results: the percentage of 99% of clients avoiding a criminal record (conviction) stated on this page is based solely on Lawyer Mark Zinck's personal representation of approximately 2000 criminal defence case clients as of the year 2022. Past results are not necessarily an indication of future results.


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   We provide:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration/IRCC issues
  • Employment background check advice and services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • A clear goal of getting the charges dropped without a trial
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Timely resolutions
  • Lawyer/client privilege
  • Experienced, focused counsel