“DUI” charges, also referred to as impaired driving, driving while over the legal limit, drug-influenced driving, or failing or refusing to comply with police demands, are not traffic tickets.
A finding of guilt for even a minor drug offence could prevent you from travelling to the USA. A conviction for possession of as little as one marijuana joint can result in a Canadian citizen being inadmissible to the States.
One of the more intricate areas of the criminal law is that which deals with firearms. Rules which govern the licensing, use, storage, and transportation of firearms and weapons are contained not only in the Criminal Code, but in the Firearms Act and various regulations, as well.
Offences such as sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and exploitation, committing indecent acts in public, and sexual assault are amongst the most stigmatizing offences in our society.
Although we think of crimes of violence as arising from premeditated action, these kinds of incidents often take place in different circumstances where people may be emotional, acting on impulse, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
These are offences involving allegations of dishonesty. For that reason, they can have particularly damaging consequences for a person’s reputation, capacity to obtain employment, and ability to travel.
As a criminal defence lawyer, one focus of Mr. Prithipaul’s practice is driving offences, such as impaired driving (“DUI”, alcohol and drug-related driving), dangerous driving, impaired and dangerous driving causing bodily harm or death, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm or death. If you are facing “DUI” charges, contact Mr. Prithipaul for immediate information about:
Mr. Prithipaul defends all other types of criminal charges including assault, threats, possession or trafficking in drugs, firearms, homicide, and white-collar criminal offences (theft, fraud, possession of property obtained by crime). If you are charged with those kinds of offences, you will need advice on:
Mr. Prithipaul received the Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation in 2012. This designation signifies that he is recognized as being “learned in the law”. If you or someone close to you is criminally charged, contact Mr. Prithipaul’s office for a free initial consultation. Allow Mr. Prithipaul to apply his more than two decades of experience to your defence.
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