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Criminal Defence Lawyer in Halifax, NS

Providing Strong Defence Strategies in Halifax, 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 Halifax, NS area and need a criminal defence lawyer or family lawyer, request a free case evaluation below.

Recent Cases

Harassment

Facts: Client charged with criminal harassment.  Client accused of stalking and intimidating her ex-boyfriend by driving by him at various locations in the community.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Complainant not credible.  Complainant annoyed mostly by Client’s rude gestures.

Robbery

Facts: Client charged with armed robbery. Client accused of being the shooter of a pellet gun while 2nd male stole Complainant's bike. Client identified by Complainant in photo lineup which was done 4 months after the incident.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Complainant's identification not reliable. Complainant admitted on cross-examination that he told the 911 operator that the shooter was someone else. Complainant also admitted that he provided a description of the shooter to the police that did not fit Client's profile. And, judge found that the photo line-up identification was unreliable because too vague.

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.
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