Our client was found intoxicated and slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle which was running. She refused to provide any breath samples and was given a 90 day Administrative Driving Prohibition. Upon a review of that prohibition we pointed out to the Adjudicator several problems with the police report. We provided legal precedents for the Adjudicator not to rely on the police report. RESULT: the prohibition was overturned and our client’s right to drive preserved. Our client was also charged criminally with Impaired Driving and Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample. We attended court on her behalf. We obtained the witness statements and police report. We made submissions to the Crown about the problems with the police conduct of the case. We also advised the Crown of our client’s good character and steps she had taken to deal with her alcohol problem. We convinced the Crown to drop the criminal charges against our client and accept a guilty plea to a Motor Vehicle Act infraction. RESULT: No criminal conviction, No criminal record, No driving Prohibition
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