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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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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.

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Recent Cases

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 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.

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.

Criminal Negligence

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.
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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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