A client accused of driving during a prohibition avoids incarceration
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
A client of Mr Morin was accused of driving a car while under the prohibition of doing so, imposed following the conclusion of a DUI case. He already had a prior record for driving while under a prohibition, which means he was facing incarceration.
Following negotiations with the Crown prosecutor, Mr Morin was able to present a common suggestion for community work rather than incarceration, even considering his client's prior record. This result was made possible by explaining the specific situation of his client and the reasons for his actions: he had to bring his son to the hospital. It must be understood that in order to present a defence of reasonable excuse, there must not be a realistic alternative to driving, which in this case, was to simply call an ambulance. Court orders and prohibitions must be taken most seriously and only rare emergencies can justify driving during such a period.
Your personal situation can have an important impact on the outcome of your case. By consulting a lawyer, you can be assured your rights will be duly protected and the best possible defense will be presented in court.
Notice : Not all of Mr Morin's clients obtain the same sentence. This section must not be considered as a judicial opinion or a guarantee that he can obtain the same result in your case. Court representations depend on the myriad of facts composing each particular case, the existence of a prior record and your personal situation. Make an appointment for an evaluation of your specific case.