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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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Facts: Client charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (PPT) cocaine, marihuana, and codeine. Police followed client's car from known drug trafficker's residence to a service station. Unmarked police cars cornered client's vehicle. Client panicked and put car in reverse, striking police cars. Client and passenger arrested. Small quantities of drugs found in vehicle and on occupants. At trial, Crown Prosecution tried to prove quantities of drugs were consistent with drug trafficking. Defence called its own expert to counter the Crown's expert.
Outcome: Crown offered to resolve the matter with possession charges and fines instead of PPT and jail.
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.
Facts: Client charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. Police stormed a convenience store that client had entered. Police arrested client on suspicion of drug trafficking. Small amount of cocaine found on client. Meanwhile, Police conducted a raid on a hotel room where suspected drug dealers were holed up. Crown alleged that police surveillance put client going in and out of the hotel room on several occasions prior to the raid.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Crown was not able to prove client was anything more than a purchaser of drugs for his own personal use.