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Our client’s ability to come to Canada and obtain permanent resident status was put in serious jeopardy, however, when he was arrested and charged with assault.
Mr. E was a man with no criminal record, but was facing serious criminal allegations stemming from an alleged police pursuit. He was accused of fleeing from police by car and assaulting police with an axe. He found himself charged with flight from a peace officer, dangerous driving, and assaulting a peace officer.
In order to get the client released on bail, it was important to mitigate all three grounds for pre-trial detention.
Getting the criminal charge of over 80 dropped was the priority. The Highway Traffic Act charges carried fines and penalties, but no criminal record. A plea deal to have the criminal charges dropped would be a fine option that avoided trial and saved the client money.
While on his drive home from a charitable event, Mr. B was stopped by police in a RIDE check. He had consumed only a small number of drinks that evening, and they were spread out over several hours, but Mr. B was nervous because he rarely encounters police.
Mr. T’s ability to drive was central to his practice as a butcher. Farmers would contact Mr. T in emergencies where livestock needed to be put down and butchered quickly and losing his ability to travel for work would be financially devastating.
Mr. G and Ms. L collided while driving on a residential street. The interaction between the two became heated, and involved them driving side-by-side, shouting at one another from their own cars, and Ms. L alleges Mr. G was tailgating for some time. After the collision Ms. L claims that Mr. G sped off.