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Dealing with criminal charges on your own can be overwhelming. But with an experienced and dedicated lawyer by your side, you can get the help you need. Contact Michel DesNeiges today.
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You need a strong defence strategy.

Michel DesNeiges works with a variety of defendants facing many different charges and can represent youths as well as adults. Michel will mount your defence whether for drug offences, domestic assault, theft or violent crime allegations. Michel will also handle many DUI cases by challenging evidence that is illegally obtained.

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.

Michel will help by:

  • Carefully investigating your case to uncover evidence
  • Interviewing all relevant witnesses
  • Bringing in witnesses, when appropriate, to testify on your behalf
  • Negotiating to have your charges or sentence reduced, if possible
I can help you effectively deal with charges brought against you. I’ll work hard towards a favorable solution.

Michel L. DesNeiges

BPs, MES, LLB

Michel L. DesNeiges is a lifelong resident of Moncton with deep Maritime roots as a lawyer, community activist and athlete. He brings energy and dedication to all his endeavours. He’ll do the same for you.
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Recent Cases

Sexual Assault

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Outcome: Charge withdrawn after preliminary inquiry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.

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 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.
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There are many advantages to hiring Michel DesNeiges.

First, when you call his office, you will talk to him personally, not a secretary. Second, you pay for the effort he devotes to your case, not to overhead costs. This way, he can offer you legal services at a very competitive rate.
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P.O. Box 1112, Stn. Main, Moncton, NB E1C 8P6

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