At What The Law, we understand that the Criminal Justice system can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you have never been in a situation like this before. All of a sudden you are dealing with the Police, and you are expected to go to Court. No exceptions.
At What The Law we have a group of experienced lawyers, who will make this process as smooth as possible. We offer complete transparency and invite any questions you may have at any point during the process. We look at all possible defences and exhaust all possible options. We are available to you 24/7 because we don’t sleep. We don't sleep because the police don't sleep. At the end of the day, we work for you, and that is something we do not take lightly.
We will work tirelessly, to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
I am the owner and founder of WhatTheLaw.
Ever since I was a young boy, I knew I wanted to be a Criminal Defence Lawyer. I've always been a strong believer in the presumption of innocence, your right to representation, and the right to a fair process. And that's why I created a strong legal team with like-minded lawyers who are solely in the business to advocate on your behalf and fight tirelessly for your rights.
When you contact WTL, no matter what your financial situation is, we will make it work.
It Doesn't Matter What The Charge Is, We Have The Right Defence.
These are just a handful of the criminal charges we can handle at WTL. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, do not hesitate to give us a call directly so we can discuss all possible resolutions.
Mustafa Sheikh is a lawyer who is dedicated on helping as many people as possible. He is solely focused on ensuring that anyone charged with a criminal offence has the legal representation they deserve.
Mustafa Sheikh has handled hundreds of files with great success for charges ranging from firearm offences to attempted murder. Mustafa will make sure you get the legal advice you deserve, and the legal attention your file requires. Once you get the opportunity to speak to Mr. Sheikh you will see why hundreds of clients are drawn to him because he will go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and put at ease. Empathy and being a good listener are just a few special traits that separate Mr. Sheikh from most lawyers, he understands where you are coming from and will make sure he talks to you in a way that makes you feel comfortable. At the end of the day, that is what WhatTheLaw is all about.
Mustafa Sheikh can be seen on TV on Global News, City News and CBC providing his legal opinions on headline stories.
Michael Pierce is a lawyer who is passionate about assisting all individuals charged with criminal offences, to ensure that they are treated fairly in the criminal justice system. He believes very strongly in due process and in many of the legal principles that our system of justice stands for, such as, but certainly not limited to, the presumption of innocence. Mr. Pierce is also passionate about defending all of the rights and freedoms which we are all fortunate to enjoy in our free and democratic society.
Michael Pierce has conducted trials at both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, and has successfully represented individuals charged with offences ranging from theft to attempted murder. Very recently, he has successfully defended, obtaining full acquittals for, individuals charged with child luring and kidnapping. Michael Pierce has handled hundreds of criminal matters and has obtained numerous favourable dispositions for his clients.
Michael Pierce is a member in good standing of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the Law Society of Ontario.
Christopher De Giorgio is a University of Ottawa Law School graduate. He primarily practices criminal and quasi criminal law. He has successfully represented clients facing assault, fraud, theft, weapon and impaired driving charges. He has also successfully represented clients facing Highway Traffic Act charges and provincial offences. Christopher De Giorgio also works for duty counsel where he endlessly provides legal assistance to those who need it the most. He is extremely passionate about providing his clients with the best legal defence available and works tirelessly to ensure his clients get the best outcome.
Chris De Giorgio is a member in good standing of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Law Society of Ontario
Sarah Sheikh is the Managing Partner of WhatTheLaw. She is in charge of the firm’s overall practise, management and day-to-day business. Prior to joining the WTL Team, she graduated from University of Ottawa Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts. She then pursued an interest in law and completed the Accelerated Paralegal Program at Seneca College and graduated top of her class on the President’s List. During her time at Seneca, she volunteered at the local legal aid clinic and grew a passion for helping others in need.
Criminal Lawyer, Mustafa Sheikh, discusses how sentencing works, parole eligibility and the importance of rehabilitation.
Criminal Lawyer, Mustafa Sheikh, joins in on a CBC Panel to discuss our criminal justice system and the importance of judicial discretion.
The first marijuana impairment test has been approved by the Liberal Government and Criminal Lawyer, Mustafa Sheikh, discusses the test’s accuracy and possible Charter challenges.
Criminal Lawyer, Mustafa Sheikh, sits down to explain what criminal negligence is, the possible defences to this charge, and the impact on future school outings.
"The best lawyer of my life. He did everything for me and saved my life. I was short money and he never made that an issue. The guy is the real deal and is very different for all the right reasons . I wish him all the luck in the world. Mustafa Sheikh from what the law is the best."
"I would highly recommend Mustafa to anyone. He is very professional and his work is out of this world. He helped me with my case and went above and beyond for me. I talked to many lawyers but he stood out. I was right to trust him. Please if anyone needs a good lawyer contact him. Thanks again brother"
"Honestly, I wish I could give Mustafa and his team @ WhatTheLaw more than five stars for everything that they have done for me. Ever since I handed my case over to him he has treated me like a little brother and comforted me through times where I was overly stressed. He took care of my case withe ease and I will recommend him to anyone who asks for a professional lawyer."
"Having worked with both Christopher Di'Giorgio and Mustafa Sheikh I can honestly say that this is a team that cares about getting results. When assisting my family both lawyers were transparent, easy to work with and committed to helping us understand every step of the process. It was clear from the start that both Christopher and Mustafa were highly intelligent, and willing to do whatever they could to help us."
"Chris and Mustafa are two great lawyers they helped me out of a really difficult situation in my life and helped me keep my record clean. They are also very honest and understanding people they did not surprise me with any hidden fees or try to charge me anything unfairly, which i was very greatfull for as there are alot of other lawyers who will waste your time to get more money out of you. "
"Mustafa Sheikh from Whatthelaw handled my complicated case with absolute skill, dedication, and excellent knowledge. I honestly could not have wished for a better or even expected a better lawyer within Ontario to handle my case. He stood by my side no matter what circumstances came up and always remained on task, informing me of every critical detail, reassuring me whenever it felt like things seemed very serious, and most of all he kept his word with excellent professionalism."
"I highly recommend the service provide by Mustafa , he is trustworthy, honest and straightforward. He promised me something and he did it well.also his fees very reasonable and flexible.You won't regret with his service at all."
"Hands down the best lawyer ever, was able to get all my charges withdrawn. Very Highly recommended. Amazing guy handles everything precisely, his knowledge of law is impeccable. No one could beat his services."
"Chris and Mustafa are two great lawyers they helped me out of a really difficult situation in my life and helped me keep my record clean. They are also very honest and understanding people they did not surprise me with any hidden fees or try to charge me anything unfairly, which i was very greatfull for as there are alot of other lawyers who will waste your time to get more money out of you."
"I got into a bit of a situation and mustafa made sure everything was sorted. He is very honest, fair, treats you like a brother, and most of all he is not a liar. His team are very professional and they dropped my charges all together. Thanks to them I dont have a criminal record and I would recommend him to anyone whose got themselves in a sticky situation."