Oshawa Lawyers Defending Against Dangerous Driving Charges
Dangerous driving is a marked departure from the normal standard of driving. It means driving dangerously without regard to the other users of the road and is a Criminal Code offence. A charge of dangerous driving is a much more serious offence and carries harsher penalties than careless driving which is a Highway Traffic Act offence. A dangerous driving conviction can result in a criminal record and an automatic one year licence suspension. Depending on the facts of your case, you may even face jail time and/or fines especially if your charge involves bodily harm or death.
The lawyers at Affleck & Barrison LLP provide a strategic defence strategy against dangerous driving charges and are often able to reduce the charge to careless driving, which is a far less severe conviction. Unlike dangerous driving, careless driving is not a criminal offence and does not result in a criminal record. It also does not lead to an automatic suspension of your licence. Our lawyers have significant experience dealing with dangerous driving and other driving offences and can help you obtain the best possible outcome.
Experienced Lawyers Defending Flight from Police Charges
Flight from a police officer is a serious Criminal Code offence. If you fail to stop for a police officer within a reasonable time, or run from the police if they are pursuing you, you can be charged with flight from police. If you are found guilty, a conviction will result in a criminal record, and may involve a fine or even jail time.
The lawyers at Affleck & Barrison LLP have many years of experience fighting dangerous driving and flight from police charges. When we meet with you, we will assess your case and work with you to put forward the best possible defence. Our lawyers provide knowledgeable and experienced criminal defence for clients facing dangerous driving charges in Oshawa and throughout the Durham Region and Central East Region in Ontario.
Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With Dangerous Driving
To speak with an experienced Oshawa criminal defence lawyer about dangerous driving and/or flight from police charges, call us at 905-404-1947 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trust our experienced lawyers to handle your defence with diligence and expertise.
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We can help you at whatever stage of the criminal justice process you may find yourself, from bail hearings to trial representation to final resolution.
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Given your unique needs, we take the most appropriate path for resolution in each particular case, whether through negotiating with the Crown or through more formal court proceedings.
Our efforts have earned us a reputation as reliable and effective lawyers within our community. As trial lawyers, we can routinely be seen in court, and our firm’s members are well-respected by the Crown’s office and the judiciary.