Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Postings

Impaired operation

Our client visited an acquaintance’s house. After an argument, our client left the house and drove away in her vehicle. The acquaintance then called police and reported that our client had used crack cocaine and drank hard alcohol before driving. When the police stopped our client’s vehicle about half an hour later, a crack pipe […]
July 13, 2021

Release: Michael Johnston named one of “The 5 Best DUI Lawyers in Ottawa” by BestInOttawa

BestInOttawa is an online publication that does “extensive customer research” to provide “your guide to the best things that Ottawa has to offer, from the top products to the most dependable services.” On 9 July 2021, BestInOttawa published its list of “The Best DUI Lawyers in Ottawa” for 2021: Driving under the influence is a […]
July 13, 2021

Dangerous driving, obstructing a peace officer, possessing a loaded restricted firearm, possessing cocaine, and breaching conditions

Our client was bound by a probation order, two firearms prohibition orders, and bail conditions from Toronto. One day, he was in a car with two or three other men in Ottawa when the car ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle. According to an off-duty police officer, our client climbed out of […]
January 3, 2020

Dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Our client was driving in an unfamiliar neighborhood when he made a wrong turn down a major roadway. Two eye witnesses said that it looked like our client had been speeding and using his cell phone while driving. Our client failed to stop at a red light and T-boned another vehicle. The other driver initially […]
September 6, 2019

Impaired operation and operation while "over 80"

Our client was driving to a friend's house in an unfamiliar neighborhood after midnight. She made a wide right turn on a red light without stopping, which caught the attention of a male police officer driving an unmarked cruiser. The male police officer eventually stopped our client's vehicle in order to investigate whether she was impaired […]
August 2, 2019

Impaired operation, dangerous driving, flight from police, resisting arrest, and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon

Two police officers were conducting a routine snowmobile patrol. These officers attempted to stop our client, who was travelling on a snowmobile. According to the officers, our client failed to stop when flagged to do so, accelerated down a narrow trail, and collided with one of the officer's vehicle. The officers claimed that they needed […]
May 3, 2019

Impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample

Our client was driving. A police officer claimed that she saw him speeding and that she stopped him after following him for five kilometres. According to the officer, she arrested him immediately for impaired driving and demanded that he accompany her to the police station for a breath sample, but he refused to provide the […]
December 7, 2018

Impaired operation and operation while "over 80"

While driving, our client rear-ended another vehicle. The other occupants told him that the police were on their way. Our client stayed in order to speak to police, believing that he was required to stay and speak with them. When the officers arrived, they spoke to our client, at which point he admitted he was […]
November 2, 2018

Failure to provide a breath sample

In the early hours, our client borrowed a friend's car in order to drive a girl home after a party. For unknown reasons, the girl called the police from a gas station and claimed that our client was holding her against her will. (Our client was never charged with any wrongdoing in this regard.) The […]
September 7, 2018

Failing to remain at an accident and possession of cannabis

A police officer stopped our client's vehicle at the roadside on suspicion that he had been involved in a hit-and-run incident. During this traffic stop, the officer decided to arrest our client. The officer told out client that he was going to search the vehicle, he asked our client questions, our client cooperated and answered […]
June 1, 2018
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