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 is in US$ but includes HST.
Example of Cross-examination of the qualified technician who performed the subject tests for your client as to compliance with 3 quality assurance checks at start of shift against the breath room video
Example of Cross-examination of the qualified technician who last changed the alcohol standard as to compliance with Quality Assurance Checks against disclosed COBRA data
Have some fun with this Quiz. Please don't take it too seriously. I have included it to help you to identify future learning needs.
I am a lawyer with a criminal law and drunk driving defence practice in the Greater Toronto Area. I was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. Since that time 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. 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 Upper Canada 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.