Adam Steven Boni, LL. B.
Experienced & Respected Criminal Lawyer
Adam Steven Boni, LL.B. has been practicing exclusively in the area of criminal law for more than 25 years. He is a highly experienced, well-known and respected Toronto Criminal Lawyer who defends his clients with skill, passion and integrity. He has extensive trial experience before judges and juries. He has also developed significant experience in the defence of Professionals facing Disciplinary Hearings. He is regularly retained and consulted by other defence lawyers who seek out his assistance with difficult cases. Mr. Boni is also an author, lecturer and public speaker. He loves his work and takes great personal pride in achieving the best possible result in every case that he takes on, especially the tough ones. No case is too big or too small, and every single client matters.
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Criminal Practice Areas
Search Warrant & Wiretap Cases
Challenging a Search Warrant or Wiretap is a complex and difficult process. Challenging these warrants and orders requires a strong knowledge of a complex area of the law, good judgment and excellent strategic sense.
Adam Steven Boni is one of the most experienced Search Warrant Lawyers in Toronto. Mr. Boni has written numerous articles on the subject of Search Warrants and Production Orders including "The ABC's of Search Warrant Review", "The Practitioner's Guide to Search Warrant Review" and "Bill C-13: Laying the Foundation for the Modern Canadian Surveillance State". He has been invited to lecture to police officers, lawyers, and Justices of the Peace on constitutional challenges to Search Warrants and Wiretaps on several occasions over the course of his career. Most recently in October 2020, he was invited to lecture on Search Warrant challenges at the 48th Annual Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association Fall Conference.
Criminal Organization & Conspiracy
Criminal Organization and Conspiracy cases are some of the best-funded and most technically complex criminal cases charged by police investigators. These offences often carry lengthy penitentiary sentences on conviction.
The defense of these offences requires a sharp lawyer in your corner who is capable of understanding voluminous and complex evidence and thinks strategically. Often times, these cases also involve multiple applications by police for electronic surveillance and search warrants. Mr. Boni has extensive experience in the review of Wiretap Orders, Search Warrants and Production Orders which are frequently utilized by the police in these cases. He has also gained a keen insight into GPS and PGP evidence, and understands how to challenge it. He has defended numerous individuals facing criminal organization and conspiracy charges over the last two decades.
Adam Steven Boni is a domestic violence lawyer in Toronto with extensive experience in these cases and over 25 years of courtroom experience. Adam Boni possesses the skills and knowledge and experience to defend you against false allegations of domestic violence.
Mr. Boni also understands the Family Law process in Ontario and has worked closely with Family Law counsel in assisting clients who find themselves before the Criminal and Family courts at the same time.
Working with private investigators, experts and professional counsellors, Mr. Boni has helped men and women from all walks of life clear their names, and get back on a better path in life.
Licenced professionals are held to high standards of conduct in the discharge of their professional duties by licensing bodies and regulators. The standards of professionals are higher than those expected of non-licenced professionals.
They are required to meet stringent requirements in order to be formally licensed to practice. They must also continue professional training to keep up to date with new developments in their fields, maintain best practices, and meet ongoing licensing requirements.
Public scrutiny of the professions has been steadily increasing over the past decade. The regulatory response has been to demand more and better from professionals.
Mr. Boni has extensive experience in the defending cases of this nature, including large and complex variations of these cases which further allege participation in a criminal organization. There are numerous substantive and Charter of Rights defences available to persons charged with these offences.
Illegal gambling houses are being increasingly targeted by authorities and resulting in individuals being charged as Found-Ins, Keepers, Book Makers and Betters.
If you have been charged with an illegal Gambling Offence, contact Adam Steven Boni, LL.B. to learn about your options and to discover your best possible defence.
Firearms & Weapons Offences
A firearms conviction will result in jail and have devastating consequences for your or your loved one's life. Adam Steven Boni is a well-known Firearms Offence lawyer in Toronto and he has extensive experience in the defense of individuals charged with these offences.
A firearms conviction will result in jail and have devastating consequences for your or your loved one's life. Adam Steven Boni is a well-known Firearms Offence lawyer in Toronto and he has extensive experience in the defense of individuals charged with these offences. His knowledge of wiretap, search warrant and Charter of Rights law has been proven to offer a formidable defense in these cases.
Murder & Manslaughter Charges
Mr. Boni is a highly-experienced homicide lawyer in Toronto. Since 2000, he has defended numerous individuals charged with first-degree and second-degree murder. He has fearlessly defended high-profile and tough cases before juries that have earned him the respect of lawyers and judges.
Mr. Boni has achieved a not guilty verdict for his client at trial that withstood a crown appeal against acquittal in the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has successfully acted for mentally disordered individuals who obtained an NCR finding and were given a second chance at leading a better life outside of prison. Mr. Boni has helped clients negotiate and achieve resolutions for lesser offences such as manslaughter, failing to provide necessaries of life, and conspiracy, and thereby assisted them in avoiding the imposition of a life sentence. Mr. Boni has also successfully represented those charged with attempted murder and accessory after the fact to murder.
Adam Steven Boni has successfully defended thousands of individuals charged with drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Food and Drug Act. A drug conviction can result in jail, ruin your reputation, and interfere with your ability to travel outside of Canada.
Adam Steven Boni is a former Federal Prosecutor who represented the government in hundreds of drug cases before judges and juries in Toronto and Brampton until 1999. Since that time, he has successfully defended thousands of individuals charged with drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Food and Drug Act. His extensive experience in Charter of Rights litigation, Search Warrant and Wiretap review, make Mr. Boni a formidable advocate in any courtroom.
Adam Boni In the Media
Since 2004, Mr. Boni has co-authored the only biannually updated, national sentencing text devoted to drug offenders, Sentencing Drug Offenders. He has also authored a number of significant legal articles, "Bill C-13: Laying the Foundation for the Modern Canadian Surveillance State" (For the Defence Magazine 2015), "The Practitioner's Guide to Search Warrant Review" (Law Society of Upper Canada, The Complete Guide to Search Warrants Program 2015) and the "ABCs of Search Warrant Review" (For the Defence Magazine 2010). Over the past decade, he has regularly guest lectured on a host of criminal law topics at numerous continuing legal education conferences for lawyers, Justices of the Peace and Judges. He has also provided commentary on criminal law issues to a number of media outlets including CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, CFRB Radio and Canada Talks Radio (Sirius XM).
When your liberty, livelihood and reputation is at stake, trust an experienced trial lawyer.
Understanding Your Case
I offer private in person and virtual consultations in a highly confidential setting, so you can regain your peace of mind as quickly as possible. This helps me to develop a proper solicitor-client relationship with you and the ability to effectively and efficiently assess your case.
I consider the charges, the strength of the evidence, and your possible defences in consultation with you and experts we may retain to assist with your defence. With this information, I can provide representation that can end a case before it ever reaches the trial court.
Fight for Justice
Don't let a false accusation or a single mistake devastate you and your family. I am a highly experienced trial lawyer who enjoys obtaining results for his clients through difficult negotiations and contested trials. I will fight for you and endeavour to provide you with the best possible outcome.
In L.C., Mr. Boni's client was alleged to be one of the ring leaders in a major kilogram level drug trafficking and importing operation. The crown sought a 15 year sentence upon conviction. After a hard fought jury trial Adam was successful in getting L.C. acquitted of all charges.
In C.A., Mr. Boni's client was charged with First Degree Murder as a result of an incident captured on video. Following a preliminary hearing the charge was reduced to Second Degree Murder. In Superior Court, the charge was further reduced to manslaughter. The Client avoided a life sentence.
Adam did an incredible job. He kept me in the loop as things moved forward, he discussed options and presented plans, and made sure I understood what we were doing and why we were doing it. He led me to a successful end. I highly recommend him!