“Richard is a great person and a great lawyer”

“I was really surprised — I didn’t think my case was going to turn out as well as it did. Richard is a great person and a great lawyer. He knows what he is talking about and I would definitely recommend him as a lawyer for other people. The service at the firm was great. All the staff really helped me.”

-William Barr, Ottawa

July 2011

“Very professional yet compassionate”

“I was very pleased with the outcome of [my son’s] case.

I appreciate all of the work that you did. The manner in which you dealt with [my son] and I was very professional yet compassionate. From the first time my son and I met you, we knew that we had made the right choice in retaining you as his lawyer.”

(Name withheld by request), Ottawa
March, 2011

“The service was phenomenal”

“I was extremely happy. All the work and devotion Richard put into my case was amazing. He was great and confident. Overall, I was very impressed. He had positive energy and he knew what he was talking about. The service was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend him – he really worked with all the information that I gave him.”

Cassandra Dufford-Meunier, Ottawa
March 2011

How to Testify as a Witness in Ontario Court


OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER – Witnesses are an important part of the criminal prosecution process in Ontario. Some of my high-profile clients over the years, including Charles Guité and Karlheinz Schreiber, have been key witnesses who needed to hire legal counsel.

I have extensive experience in trial settings, and working with witnesses specifically, so I can tell you that acting as a witness is not as easy as it might look. That’s why I’ve prepared a new article for anybody seeking information and advice on this subject: Providing Witness Testimony in Criminal Court.

This article explains in-depth the five strategies you need to use if you want to deliver a compelling and effective testimony in Ontario court:

  1. Answer truthfully.
  2. Speak loudly and maintain eye contact.
  3. Don’t continue if you are interrupted.
  4. Don’t let lawyers pressure you.
  5. Be courteous and respectful.

As a witness, you must provide accurate and truthful information. That’s a big responsibility, and it’s certainly one that you must take seriously.

If you’ve been charged with an Ontario criminal defence and have doubts about witnesses in the case – either yours or the Crown’s – it’s important to get in touch with a top criminal defence lawyer who can go over the witnesses and other case information with you. For more information, contact the Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by email [email protected] or by phone at (613) 233-4529.

“His knowledge of the law is second to none”

“I highly recommend Richard. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism. His knowledge of the law is second to none and the way he handles himself in court is faultless. Richard managed to expose sufficient evidence to convince the judge into dismissing the case. I could not be happier with the outcome.”

George Avila, Ottawa
July 2010

Prompt, informative and insightful”

“Richard Auger’s counsel was prompt, informative and insightful. He represented my name and my interests with integrity in a manner that never interfered in my daily life.

Thanks to the law firm of Auger Hollingsworth my case was handled quickly and efficiently without my ever having to set foot in court and all charges were dropped from my record.

I would recommend their services to anyone looking for a speedy and favorable resolution to their specific legal problem.”

(Name withheld by request, Ottawa)