Criminal Defence Lawyers who specialize in Impaired Driving Toronto
With over 40 years of experience defending charges found in the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Highway Traffic Act, and many other Federal and Provincial Legislations and Regulations.
We offer 24 Hour Legal Consultation in English, Français, Español, and 中国. When you need some legal advice, turn to us to ensure you get the best possible help. Your case is our top priority, and your rights are our utmost concern. We?re here to help, and we?re here to work for you.
Our new office is located at 5000 Yonge St., in the heart of North York at the intersection of Yonge St. and North York Blvd; just north of Sheppard Ave W.
Impaired Driving Offences
Charges of Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80 milligrams, Refuse Breath Sample and Care and Control are some of the more common Criminal Code charges in Ontario and among the most complicated to defend. Make sure you retain a lawyer who specializes in this area of practice as the law is constantly changing and there are many defences to these charges. Some involve the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as those that involve the use of expert witnesses.
Our firm employs the services of expert toxicologists to assist in the strategy and defence of our cases. In addition, all of our associates have successfully completed the Alcotest 7410 and Intoxilyzer 5000C Workshop, which are the same instruments used to take breath samples by police departments throughout Canada.
Bail Hearing and Appeals
Occasionally, the need for a criminal lawyer is required before an accused person’s charge(s) goes to court and even after the case is finished. One of the most critical aspects of a criminal proceeding is the bail hearing. The bail hearing will determine whether an accused person will remain in custody until the charge(s) are dealt with by the courts or whether a person will be released from custody.
A poorly run bail hearing can result in a person spending weeks, even months, in jail without being convicted of a crime. Our firm has successfully argued hundreds of bail hearings over the years. Even if you have been convicted of a criminal offence it is important to consult a criminal lawyer to determine whether-or-not you have grounds to appeal your conviction and/or sentence.
Remember, when you have been charged with a criminal offence your liberty is at stake. Before you walk into a courtroom you should be advised of your legal rights.
Offences Under Other Statutes
Not all criminal or quasi-criminal offences are found under the Criminal Code. Drug related offences such as Possession, Trafficking and Cultivation are found under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and are prosecuted by Federal Crown Attorneys. Special consideration must also be given to young persons. In Canada, children under 18 years-of-age are treated differently by law and are charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Our firm has successfully defended many individuals charged under these Acts and other legislation.
Other Criminal Code Offences
Our firm has extensive experience defending individuals charged with a wide range of offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. A few of which include:
- Dangerous Driving
- Domestic Assault
- Sexual Assault
About Stephen Price
Stephen Price was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976 and has been practicing in the area of criminal law since. Steve specializes in the area of drinking and driving cases and is well known among his peers, crown attorneys and police for his expertise in impaired driving, over 80 and refuse breath test cases.
Stephen had chaired the Continuing Education Impaired Driving Seminar presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada for many years. This is a forum for lawyers, judges and crowns to get up-to-speed on the latest cases and strategies surrounding drinking and driving law. He remains a speaker at this annual conference.
About Robbie Levita
Robbie Levita was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998 and been practicing in the area of criminal law since.
Robbie specializes in the area of drinking and driving cases and has successfully completed the Alcotest 7410 and Intoxilyzer 5000C Workshop, which are the same instruments used to take breath samples by police departments throughout Canada. As a law student, he focused his area of study in criminal law and trial advocacy and was the winner of the Osgoode Hall Criminal Law Intensive Programme Award.
Min Pei, J.D., LL.L
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