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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 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.
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.
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 the 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.