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The Role of A DUI Lawyer in Your Defence

A common mistake of those who have been charged with a DUI is to think that they can just defend themselves or wait for a court-appointed lawyer to be sent their way. The fact is that a DUI charge in Canada is a criminal offence that can have life-long consequences that affect several aspects of one’s life. The best way to address it is to avoid a DUI conviction with the help of a DUI lawyer who has a long track record of successful defences.

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Calvin Interviewed by CityNews Regarding Mandatory Breath Samples

Calvin was interviewed by CityNews on the new initiative enacted by the OPP to request breath samples from all drivers pulled over in the GTA:

“Barry stressed that the best defence to avoid a charge altogether is by refraining from drinking and driving.”

“When people ask me at a cocktail party, they come up and say, ‘Calvin, I saw you on TV talking about drunk driving, what’s the best defence out there? And I look at them and I go, ‘Two words,’ and they come up closer and I go ‘take Uber.’”

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Your Canadian Citizenship or Residency Status Can Be Affected by A DUI

Under the Canadian Criminal Code, DUI offences are characterized as serious criminal offences and as such, can have significant effects on immigrants in Canada as well as people who are seeking Canadian citizenship. In fact, people who are permanent residents in Canada can face deportation as well as a change in status if they are convicted of a DUI.

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Beware of media, say lawyers after televised recording of breath test leads to acquittal

Lawyers say defence counsel and their clients must always be aware of those watching and listening following the acquittal of a driver who had his failed roadside breath test and legal consultation recorded by a TV news station. It was on Aug. 24 that Justice David Rose, in R. v. Gautam 2017 ONCJ 577, acquitted Kunal Gautam

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