Assuming that you have reached the decision to plead guilty to a DUI (drinking and driving) charge after getting some advice from a lawyer, here’s what to expect on the day of your guilty plea.
How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect the right to trial within a reasonable time and how have courts dealt with it?
Perhaps you have been following the case of the young off-duty police officer, Constable Michael Theriault, who was charged and ultimately convicted of assaulting the young man now known to the public as Dafonte Miller.
Richard Aitken explains what the Intoxilyzer 8000 is, and how rare it is for Aitken Robertson to have one.
If you drive to work or if you live in a rural area, the loss of your driver’s licence due to an impaired driving charge can be devastating.
Criminal Inadmissibility refers to a person whose status disallows him or her from entering or remaining in Canada. The usual consequence of this finding is that the person will either be denied entry or deported if already in Canada.
Richard Aitken talks about the advantages of Aitken Robertson owning their own Intoxilyzer 8000.
Making the decision of whether to plead guilty or to fight your charges in a trial is often one of the most difficult ones facing a person charged with a criminal offence. Your choice must be an informed choice. To make an informed choice you must have a good understanding of what you are up against and of the consequences of losing.
Richard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the stranger examples of "weapons" that he's seen in his experience.
Getting proper legal advice will prevent you from taking any missteps as the resulting issues are addressed by you and your employer, or ultimately any court or Human Rights Tribunal.