Providing Strong Defence Strategies in Amherst, NS.
When faced with a legal matter, it’s important to be in good hands. Michel Desneiges will lead you through the process in a personalised way.
When you choose to work with Michel DesNeiges, he will carefully investigate your case and build a strong defence strategy. During your legal proceedings he will help you understand the process and discuss your options, helping you make informed decisions. As a trial litigator, he will fight so that you receive a fair trial, challenge any evidence that is illegally obtained, and make certain that your case is presented as strongly as possible.
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If you’re in the Amherst, NS area and need a criminal defence lawyer or family lawyer, request a free case evaluation below.
Facts: Client charged with criminal negligence and assault causing bodily harm. Client accused of neglecting her child and/or causing injury to the child after unexplained serious bruising was discovered on the child’s body.
Outcome: All charges withdrawn
Reasons: The prosecution realized it had no reasonable prospect of conviction after the Preliminary Inquiry revealed Client had taken proper measures to care for the child once the injuries were discovered. No evidence Client caused the injuries.
Facts: Client charged with sexual assault. Client accused of fondling young woman's breasts while embracing her in a public place.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Complainant's version of events contradicted by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) of the public place. Complainant said she was approached by Client and that she was wearing light clothing. Video revealed she went towards Client and initiated the embrace. She was also seen wearing a winter jacket.
Driving Under the Influence
Facts: Client charged with a DUI. Client left hotel room after getting in a heated argument with a male friend. Male called police to say Client was severely intoxicated and planning to drive home. Police responded. When they arrived, Client was seated in her car with engine running. Police arrested her for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Although Client was clearly intoxicated, she had a legitimate defence. She was frightened and feared for her personal safety because male had made unwanted sexual advances and was being physically aggressive. She felt she had no other option but to flee from the scene. Judge accepted the Defence of Necessity.