My name is Calvin Barry and I am a Toronto criminal lawyer.


Calvin Barry is a Criminal Lawyer who practiced 16 years as a Senior Crown Attorney, prosecuted more than 60 jury trials including high-profile cases, and worked as a Criminal Prosecutor for all levels of Trial Court. Calvin has over 30 years experience in Criminal Law and has been practicing in Criminal Law and Regulatory Offences since October 2004.

Mr. Barry has defended drug related matters, high profile cases, murder cases, assault, manslaughter, theft, and murder but has placed a primary focus on defending charges related to drinking and driving such as over 80 mg of alcohol in the blood, failure to blow, and impaired driving. He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association at present and served as the following in the past:

Treasurer of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association (1994-1995)

Member of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association Finance Committee (1996-1997)

Member of the Toronto Mayor’s Task Force on Drugs (1995-1998)

Director of the board of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association (1990-2000)

Director of the Board of Directors of Variety Village

Director of the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association

Calvin Barry’s experience gives him insight regarding all of the possible defences that may be used in a particular case and which defences will likely be successful in winning an impaired driving case. Calvin focused his entire legal practice to criminal defence matters – this means that he’s not dividing his attention by practicing in other disciplines of law such as real estate, personal injury, corporate, etc. From your very first free meeting, Calvin will look at your case, fully review what transpired on the day you were charged your impaired driving case and explain all of the possible defences he’ll use in your case.

For a free consultation, please visit us at our office or reach out to us at 1-866-961-4963.


Calvin Barry and his team have been successfully defending impaired driving charges in Toronto and the GTA for decades. We can help!


If you’ve been behind the wheel and been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams, we can help!


Did you know that the penalties associated with refusing a blood/breath sample are fundamentally the same as those for a conviction of over 80 or impaired driving? If you’ve refused a breath sample, we can help!

Calvin's Latest Blog Posts

Charged With Sexual Assault? Here’s What You Have To Do

Though it is sad that there are some individuals who commit sexual assault, it is even sadder that there are people who may file a false charge against an innocent person for whatever reason they may have. Not everyone who’s been accused of sexual assault is guilty of the act, more so when there is some miscommunication involved. What is also unfortunate is that a charge of sexual assault is a criminal offence that will most likely be forever attached to the accused’s name unless properly addressed legally.

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Use Fresh Evidence to Win Your Criminal Appeal

Any fresh evidence can have profound effects on the outcome of a criminal appeal, more so when presented by the right lawyer. A sentence can be reduced and a conviction can even be overturned if the new evidence is deemed strong enough during the trial.

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Can You Lawfully Film the Police?

The invention of smartphones and portable video recording devices have changed our lives. More than ever, information can now be easily shared online, either recorded on devices or streamed using devices. This has been proven helpful in recent cases where police acted overly harsh or when they were unexpectedly brutal. The question is, is it legal to film the police when they are making an arrest or performing their duty?

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Defending a Dangerous Driving Charge in Toronto and Canada

A charge of dangerous driving in Canada means that the person accused is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle in a way that is dangerous to the public with considerations given to other factors such as the traffic at the time and the condition of the vehicle used. As such, dangerous driving is a criminal offence in Canada.

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