FILTER SUCCESS STORIES
CASE STUDY: Plea Down to Careless Driving – Over 80
Mr. W’s position as a hockey coach, his new job, and his future goals to start a business and own a home were at risk. He’d been convicted for the same offence once before and knew a second conviction could be worse.
CASE STUDY: Absolute Discharge – Public Mischief
Ms. W was charged with public mischief for falsely phoning the police. She contacted Aitken Robertson, and Philip Stiles set her at ease and began building her defence.
CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Over 80
This client's trial dates were cancelled and she was free of the burden of fighting criminal charges far earlier than she thought she’d be.
CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Domestic Assault
The Crown agreed that it was a small incident and that it would be best to avoid criminal sanctions. Community service was discussed, and in the end, the Crown agreed to a peace bond.
CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Uttering Threats
The Crown agreed to a common law peace bond. While it was not Mr. B’s ideal goal, it did result in a withdrawal of the charges in exchange for an agreement to be of good behaviour.
CASE STUDY: Charge Withdrawn – Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample
Mr. M, a US military veteran and long-time law enforcement officer, was crossing the border into Canada to visit a casino in Niagara.
CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Shoplifting (Theft Under $5,000)
While shopping at a Sephora, Ms. N purchased some product, but concealed others and left the store without paying. She had never done anything criminal before; her record was completely clean.
CASE STUDY: Acquitted – Refusal to Provide Breath Sample
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is very clear in its protection of a person’s right to contact a lawyer upon arrest.
CASE STUDY: Pled Down to Careless Driving from Over 80
The case went to trial, during which the Crown decided to offer a deal: if Mr. Z would plead guilty to careless driving, the charges of Over 80 would be dropped.
CASE STUDY: Charges Dismissed – Impaired Driving and Over 80 [Possession of a Schedule I Substance Dropped Pre-Trial]
Mr. S was free, unhindered by a criminal record, and the state was once again shown that rights cannot be violated based on assumption and suspicion alone.
CASE STUDY: Plead Down to Non-Criminal Charge in Oshawa – Over 80
Dan Lemaire’s familiarity with Charter rights often serves as a major asset for his clients, and Ms. C is a perfect example of this.
CASE STUDY: Stay of Proceedings and Amending YPS Privacy Policies – Over 80
The outcome of Ms. M’s trial was not only a victory for Ms. M herself, but also for all those detained by the York Regional Police moving forward.