Criminal Driving Offences
Have you been charged with a DUI? Don’t plead guilty. Ensure that you have a strong legal advocate in your corner. At Derek Martin Criminal Law, you’ll have a lawyer on your side who understands the legal system. Whether it’s a dangerous driving or street racing charges, I will do my best to get you the best possible result. I have more than 20 years of experience successfully defending criminal driving offence cases in Hamilton, Brantford and Burlington.
Many circumstances are considered, including the place the offence occurred and amount of traffic; both the mental intent and the physical action of the offence must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The alleged driving must be a marked departure from the norm. This means that the test for this offence is the standard of care—the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same circumstances.
Every driver has an obligation to provide identification and contact information if he/she has care and control of a vehicle that is involved in an accident with another person, another vehicle, or an object. The test is if the driver leaves the scene with the intent to escape civil or criminal liability.
These offences involve the elements of driving with a blood alcohol level that exceeds 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. These offences have technical defences that can be both expensive and time-consuming.
These offences require an examination of the speed the vehicle is traveling, evidence of racing with one or more other vehicles, negligence, injury, and the dangerous nature of the driving.
In the event that you’ve been caught driving without a licence, you’ll need a lawyer who is familiar with these cases. If there was an accident as a result, chances are you could face serious legal consequences. Over the past 20 years, I have defended clients in Hamilton in cases like this. Don’t plead guilty. Let an experienced lawyer handle all your cases today.
Call Derek Martin Criminal Law for criminal defense representation in the Brantford, Burlington and Hamilton areas. Book a free consultation with me today.