Providing Strong Defence Strategies in Saint John, NB.
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 Saint John, NB area and need a criminal defence lawyer or family lawyer, request a free case evaluation below.
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 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Outcome: All charges withdrawn after preliminary inquiry
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. Accused of fondling a young woman while she slept during a sleepover at her friend's house.
Outcome: Charge withdrawn after preliminary inquiry
Reasons: At the preliminary inquiry, the complainant admitted on cross examination that she did not like the accused because he teased her earlier in the evening. And, she admitted she was not able to completely identify the male who touched her because it was dark in the room and other males were present during the sleepover. The prosecution determined that there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction at trial based on those factors, among others.