Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Winning criminal cases since 1984.

David G. Bayliss, Toronto criminal lawyer, is a veteran of the courtroom with 35 years experience. David understands the justice system, how to negotiate effectively, and how to win at trial.

As a leading criminal defence lawyer in Toronto, he has successfully defended all types of criminal charges. These include many high-profile cases of murder, sexual assault, drug possession, trafficking and importing, domestic assault and fraud. He provides expert legal counsel and has extensive experience in the practice of criminal law.

A scorching cross-examiner, David has handled hundreds of jury and non-jury trials. He dedicates personal attention to every case. David G. Bayliss provides an impassioned and skillful defence for all his clients.

Illegal search? Were your rights violated? We fight for your rights.

Justice Scales - Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsDavid has a strong focus on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. One of his top priorities is defending clients whose rights have been violated during an illegal search and seizure, or during the criminal prosecution process itself.

When your reputation and freedom are at stake you want a solid lawyer. An experienced defence lawyer can make the difference between going to prison and walking free. A criminal conviction can have devastating consequences and employment restrictions. Our law team fights for your rights.

“New documents show the number of search warrants executed by Toronto police has almost tripled in a nine-year period. In roughly half the cases, nothing illegal was found and no charges laid.”- Read the complete article at

Our law firm defends against all criminal charges, no matter how serious.

Call  416-598-5250 to speak to one of our lawyers if you have been charged or arrested. We take emergency and collect calls anytime, seven days a week. Please contact us here.

Murder, Manslaughter
Drug Possession, Trafficking & Importing
Charter of Rights
Assault, Domestic Assault & Violence
Criminal Harassment
Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Offences
Major Fraud & Theft, Shoplifting, Robbery
Gun Possession & Firearms Use
Youth & Crime, Young Offender
• Internet & Computer Crimes

We provide highly personalized services.

Our initial consultation is free. Call us anytime at 416-598-5250 to schedule an appointment.

As a small law firm, David G. Bayliss Professional Corporation provides highly personalized services. Experts in Canadian criminal law, David G. Bayliss and his legal team are committed to defending offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The Bayliss law firm practices trial advocacy and defends criminal cases in Toronto, GTA, Mississauga, Barrie, Hamilton and Durham Region. They will also serve anywhere in Ontario and all Canadian provinces. Their law offices are centrally located in downtown Toronto.

Our law firm accepts Visa and Mastercard. We accept Legal Aid Ontario certificates in certain cases.

Statement of Principles ~ David G. Bayliss Professional Corporation

As a licensee of the Law Society of Upper Canada, I stand by the following principles:

• A recognition that the Law Society is committed to Inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of Indigenous and racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;

• My special responsibility as a member of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario;

• A commitment to advance reconciliation, acknowledging that we are collectively responsible to support improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada; and,

• An acknowledgement of my obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in my behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.

You can count on us for dedicated legal counsel.

  • Toronto Criminal Lawyer
  • Over 30 Years Experience
  • Ontario Criminal Defence Lawyers
  • Innovative and Proven Legal Strategies
  • Defending Defending Your Rights Against All Charges

Our initial consultation to speak to one of our lawyers is free.

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Mail Order Murder

See David G Bayliss in Mail Order Murder, Season 1, Episode 6

 Mail Order Murder, Season 1  documents Bayliss’s 2012 defence in the first degree murder case of R. v. D.N.