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Introducing our law firm
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Baran Buchler
Criminal Defence Lawyers

Specializing in Criminal Law Defence and Provincial Offences

Established in 1992 - Over 30 Years in Practice

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About Us


For over 30 years, the law firm of Baran Buchler has practised in all areas of criminal law, provincial and regulatory offences, representing clients at all levels of courts in Ontario. As former Federal Prosecutors, Mr. Randall Baran and Mr. Marcel Buchler, Senior Partners and Founding Members, have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the criminal justice system and defences best suited for your particular case and needs.

Serving clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Regions of Peel, Simcoe, York, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Durham and throughout Ontario, consultations are available at your convenience 7 days a week either in person, via phone or virtually.  Unique among lawyers, they will meet with you in your geographic location where necessary.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Senior Partners and Founding Members


Mr. Randall Baran, B.A., B.Ed., LL.B.

Mr. Randall Baran attended at McGill University in Montreal where he graduated with a degree majoring in Economics and Political Science. He then attended at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, where he obtained a teaching degree. Following teaching, he attended at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, where he graduated with a law degree and was awarded the Judge Bruce J.S. MacDonald Award in Criminal Trial Advocacy. Mr. Baran articled with the Toronto Bay Street law firm of McMillan Binch (now McMillan LLP). Mr. Baran has lectured in the area of criminal law at local schools and at George Brown College.  He has practised exclusively in the area of criminal law in Ontario for over 30 years, having appeared before all levels of court and was a former Federal Prosecutor with the Department of Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).


Mr. Marcel Buchler, B.A., LL.B.

Mr. Marcel Buchler attended at McGill University in Montreal where he graduated in 1986 with Distinction in Political Science. He then attended at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, where he graduated in 1990 with a law degree. After completing articling and his Bar exams, he was called to the Bar in February of 1993. Mr. Buchler has practised exclusively in the area of criminal law in Ontario for over 30 years, and worked as a former Federal Prosecutor with the Department of Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC). Mr. Buchler has lectured at George Brown College in the area of criminal law.




  • Sexual Assault

  • Sexual Exploitation

  • Sexual Interference

  • Invitation to Sexual Touching

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault

  • Child Pornography

  • Child Luring

  • Sex Offence Registries



  • Dangerous Driving

  • Driving while Disqualified

  • Driving under suspension

  • Careless driving

  • Speeding

  • Flight from Police


  • Fraud Over $5,000

  • Fraud Under $5,000

  • Counterfeiting

  • Perjury

  • Income Tax Evasion

  • Corporate Fraud/Theft

  • Securities Fraud



  • Fail to Appear

  • Fail to Comply with Bail

  • Obstruct Justice

  • Breach of Probation

  • Robbery

  • Murder/ Manslaughter

  • Public Mischief

  • Arson

  • Break and Enter

  • Weapons Offences

  • Young Offender

  • Extradition



  • Bail Hearings

  • Bail Reviews

  • Bail Variations

  • Bail Pending Appeal

  • Immigration Appeal



  • DUI

  • Over 80

  • Impaired Driving

  • Impaired Causing Bodily Harm/Death

  • Fail or Refuse to Provide Breath Sample



  • Domestic Assault

  • Sexual Assault

  • Criminal Harassment

  • Utter Threats

  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm

  • Assault with a Weapon

  • Forcible Confinement



  • Possession of Drugs

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of Drugs

  • Trafficking of Drugs

  • Importing of Drugs

  • Production of Drugs


Client Testimonials

"I was charged with some very serious offences in Sudbury, including aggravated assault, sexual assault and obstruct justice.  Mr. Baran was professional throughout the process and guided me every step of the way. At no time did he ever give up or encourage me to plead guilty and in the end, all charges were withdrawn by the Crown.  I walked away without a criminal record!"

J.G., June 7, 2022

Unbalanced Scales of Justice

Legal Fees

Our legal fees are based upon a wide variety of factors, including the complexity of the case and personal financial circumstances.  Our view is that everyone has the right to an affordable, vigorous and effective legal defence and that access to justice should be the paramount consideration for anyone charged with a criminal offence.  Accordingly, we accept payment plans and instalments, depending on one’s ability to pay.


It is our view that legal fees should not be onerous, and that block payments which encompass a specific bundle of legal services are a way which protects clients from excessive legal fees.

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