Jonathan J. Israels is a Vancouver Criminal Defence Lawyer (and former Crown prosecutor at both Provincial and Supreme Court), with over 15 years Courtroom experience.  Mr. Israels defends individuals being investigated and/or charged with all types of criminal offences; most notably crimes of violence (domestic assault and assault – all types), sexual assault cases, drug offences, & driving offences (Criminal Code & Motor Vehicle Act).

Jonathan J. Israels Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Winner 2014As a Criminal Lawyer, Mr. Israels prides himself on providing high quality representation and experience to all of his Clients. He will work diligently on your case in order to ensure the best possible result within the framework of the law. Mr. Israels uses his valuable knowledge and trial experience he gained while a prosecutor, when defending your case. Call (604) 488-1313 to set up a free, no obligation, one-on-one consultation with Mr. Israels.

Recent Cases

R. v. G.D. [2015]
Charges of sexual assault and sexual interference (Client’s cousins – 2 different Complainants) – 6 day Trial – extensive cross-examination of both Complainants and Crown witness regarding their credibility and reliability – ACQUITTAL – NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES


R. v. R.H. [2015]
Charges of domestic assault – challenge to Police evidence – successfully resolved by Diversion – charge dropped – STAY OF PROCEEDINGS – NO CRIMINAL RECORD


R. v. R.J. [2015]
Client under investigation for sexual assault – challenge to Complainant’s evidence – successfully resolved before any criminal charges laid – CASE CLOSED – NO CHARGES LAID