impaired driving Canada
Defence lawyer for DUI Canada


As a criminal defence lawyer, I defend people charged with impaired driving or DUI in Canada - in the greater metropolitan area of Toronto from Oshawa to Niagara. I also help clients with other types of criminal offences like domestic assault, shoplifting and fraud. Call me so I can help you understand your options - 416 222 4324.

Impaired Driving (DUI Canada)
You probably did not intend to endanger anyone. But impaired or drunk driving (DUI - Driving under the influence) is a serious offence with minimum statutory penalties that can result in losing your driver’s licence and a criminal record.

Sometimes the Crown cannot prove its case due to missing witnesses, flawed evidence or violations of rights. Here’s what my client said about his case,

"Jonathan wasn't afraid to work on holidays. He put my trial date during March Break. The police officer didn't show up and we were told that he was in Florida with his family. Jonathan insisted that the case be thrown out because otherwise I would have to pay more for the next trial. That didn't seem fair to me. The judge agreed and threw the case out." F. Dookster, Caledon

For more about impaired driving and how I can help, see the impaired driving page.

Domestic Assault
If you’ve been charged with domestic assault, you are likely in jail over-night. The next morning when you appear before the bail judge you need both a criminal lawyer and a family member or friend to act as a surety.

To be released you must agree not to go to the residence or make contact with your spouse. Sometimes this is a hardship for all concerned. It may be possible to bring you back into the home based on the written, revocable consent of your spouse. If no injury has occurred, then you may be able to avoid a criminal record.

Shoplifting is a special kind of theft - often impulsive, sometimes compulsive. You don’t need to be embarrassed. It happens to all kinds of people.

If it’s a first offence for a small amount, you may be able to avoid a criminal record by making a charitable donation or completing several hours of community service.

As a planned process to deprive people of money or goods, fraud is a serious offence. But it may be difficult to prove due to long time lines or complexity.

Convictions result in a criminal record. But since fraud is a non-violent crime, it is possible to get non-custodial sentences, particularly with some restitution.

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