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A Criminal Defence Lawyer for You
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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On the importance of civility in legal matters

Appearing at court in summer shorts, talking during a trial or making rude gestures at the other party’s witnesses will be noticed by judges.

Never give up your fundamental rights

Your lawyer is there to make certain your basic legal rights are protected even when you might not be aware they exist.

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Recent Cases

Drug Offences

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.

Assault

Facts: Client charged with assault.  Client accused of violently forcing his then-girlfriend to the floor and preventing her from getting up during a domestic argument.
Verdict: Not guilty
Reasons: Complainant lacked credibility. Client acted in self-defence.  After client told complainant to stop throwing away his personal belongings and after taking an item away from her, she attacked him. Client attempted to prevent injury to himself by briefly grabbing the complainant by the wrists. Client used reasonable force in the circumstances.

Drug Offences

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.
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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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