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How Do I Fight a DUI charge? Attorneys and Lawyers in Canada

Learn how to defend a new client charged with drunk driving, impaired driving, excess alcohol, over 80, refusal offence.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 38m
Language: English
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Description

This course teaches Canadian lawyers, the basics of commencing the defence of a drunk driving charge. Canadian barristers already have a good grasp of the Criminal Code, the Charter of Rights, criminal procedure, and common law defences, but attorneys commencing a DUI charge for the first time need help with identification of key issues that can result in an acquittal or a non-criminal resolution. This program uses video to teach approaches to interviewing your client, getting more disclosure, and preparing for a trial. The price includes HST.

You will learn

✓ Engage a prospective client during the first telephone call
✓ Interview a new DUI client in a manner that identifies potential legal issues and captures the client’s confidence
✓ Draft powerful Stinchcombe disclosure letters that get useful information and set the tone for future Charter litigation
✓ Conduct a meaningful pre-trial meeting with an Assistant Crown Attorney where you give nothing away but gain concessions from the Crown
✓ Obtain admissions of “operator error” from qualified technicians during cross-examination that result in an acquittal
✓ “Those two courses are amazingly thorough and cover the most basic requirements from telephone call through interview and beyond to the skills required to do even a basic DUI case with comfort and back up support.” (Ray Kuszelewski, Halifax, NS)

Requirements

• Students need to know basic criminal procedure before the course begins
• Students should obtain copies of the Training Aid for the approved instrument in their province

This course is for

• Criminal defence lawyers recently called to the Bar should take this course
• Experienced criminal law defence lawyers who wish to expand their practice into DUI work should take this course
• Articling Students working with criminal defence lawyers in Canada
• It would be very dangerous for a member of the public who is not a lawyer, to take this course, and then try to defend himself or herself on a DUI charge
• The content in this course is Canadian and applies to Canadian laws and criminal procedure
• This course is not for paralegals
Retired Criminal Defence Lawyer in Mississauga, Canada
            I am a retired lawyer with a criminal law and drunk driving defence practice in the Greater Toronto Area between 1979 and 2022. I have prosecuted and defended a great number of impaired driving and over 80 charges. I have a special interest in forensic science as it relates to approved instrument breath testing and forensic metrology. I own both evidentiary instruments and screening devices. I present tutorials for defence attorneys at my office in Mississauga, and elsewhere in Ontario and Quebec. I have presented at Law Society of Ontario and other Bar association seminars in Ontario and at a conference in the United States. I know what technical defences are likely to be successful and which ones are not likely to result in acquittal. Most importantly, I have a very good understanding of the limitations of these instruments. I know when they are likely to make mistakes. They are not infallible. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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