How to have the police delete your fingerprints

In many cases, clients reach such results that they avoid having a criminal record. For example, this is the case when they are acquitted, when they sign a commitment under Section 810 and have the main charge withdrawn, when they receive a conditional discharge or an absolute discharge during sentencing, or when the charge is dropped by the Prosecutor despite an initial summons to appear before the Judge, as when

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Sexual assault charge successfully challenged

An individual was summoned to appear in the Montreal Courthouse because of a complaint for sexual assault under Section 271 of the Criminal Code. He met with criminal lawyer Veronica Vallelonga to ask her to defend him. Mrs. Vallelonga represented this person during the appearance, pleaded not guilty and requested a copy of the evidence. Once she analysed the situation, she decided that the best strategy would be to question

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Plea bargaining

Plea bargaining is a common practice in Quebec penal judicial system.Here is an exemple of plea bargaining:A client of Xavier Cormier was charged with assault causing bodily harm (Section 267b) Criminal Code of Canada), assault with a weapon (Section 267b) Criminal Code), mischief exceeding $ 5,000 (Section 430(1)a)(3)a) Criminal Code) and possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence (Section 88(2)a) Criminal Code). During the preliminary hearing,

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A client charged with fraud and possession of a falsified credit card is acquitted

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier, Criminal Lawyer,, was charged with fraud (Section 380 (1) b) (ii) Criminal Code of Canada) and possession of a falsified credit card (Section 342 (1) c) f) Criminal Code). Mr. Cormier carefully reviewed the police report as well as the court documents. He found an error concerning the date on which information was laid before the Justice of the Peace. This error made it

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A client charged with driving under the influence of alcohol is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with driving his vehicle with impaired faculties (Section 253 Criminal Code of Canada). Mr Cormier decided to take the case to trial, since the police report did not contain sufficient evidence of alkoholemia. On the day of the trial, Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Prosecutor. The latter dropped the charges because of lack of evidence, and Mr. Cormier’s client

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A client charged with sexual assault and sexual contact gets acquitted.

Lawyer Luc Simard was defending a client charged with sexual assault and sexual contact (Section 151 a) Criminal Code). A minimum sentence of imprisonment would have automatically been imposed on the defendant if he had been found guilty. The procedures in this case, which lasted approximately two years,included appearance before the Judge, the pro formas, the preliminary inquiry and then the trial. During the trial, two witnesses were heard for

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A client charged with driving under the influence of alcohol is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (Section 253 a) Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Simard read the evidence and information. He found an error in the drafting of the criminal information by the prosecution. The Prosecutor eventually dropped the charges of drunken driving, and Mr. Simard’s client was acquitted.Not all clients of criminal lawyer Luc Simard are

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A client of Mr. Simard is acquitted on charges of indecent act

Mr.Simard, a lawyer and colleague of Mr. Cormier, was defending a client charged with indecent act. Indecent act is an offence covered by Section 173 of the Criminal Code of Canada and is liable of a maximum sentence of 6 months imprisonment. On the day set for the trial, the prosecutor undertook discussions with Mr. Simard, because certain factors in her evidence were not available. Mr. Simard shared with her

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A client of Mr. Cormier is acquitted on charges of assault

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal lawyer, was charged with domestic violence by his spouse. The Crown therefore laid charges of assault against him. An order forbade the client from then on to show up at his residence or to contact his spouse in any way.Mr.Cormier undertook discussions with the prosecutor. The plaintiff was seen by a social worker. As of the second hearing in Court, the order

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A client of Xavier Cormier is acquitted on charges of possession of a prohibited weapon

A client of Mr.Xavier Cormier was charge with possession of brass knuckles. Brass knuckles are a prohibited weapon, possession of which is forbidden under Section 91 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Mr. Cormier’s client lived in another province. He had been summoned to appear in Court in Montreal at a date that was soon, and it would have been very difficult for him to appear at the scheduled date.

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A client charged with sexual assault is freed of his charges

Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal defense lawyer, solved a case of sexual assault.The sexual assault charge was laid under Section 271 of the Criminal Code. Mr. Cormier, being aware that certain items of evidence were not available to the prosecuting lawyer, undertook negotiations with him. The charges laid against the client were dropped on condition that the client follow certain terms for a year. As a result of this agreement,

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A client is acquitted on charges of criminal harassment and assault

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with criminal harassment (Section 264 (1) (3) b) Criminal Code of Canada) and assault (Section 266 b) Criminal Code). Mr. Cormier did a follow up on the case and had numerous discussions with the Prosecutor. He and the Prosecutor finally agreed that the charges would be dropped, if the client signed a one year peace bond. Therefore, Mr. Cormier’s client was

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A client is freed from the shoplifting charges against her

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with shoplifting for a value of over $ 700 (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Prosecutor and the latter decided to drop the charges against the client of Mr. Cormier, given her personal and occupational situation at the time of the charges as well as other factors.Not all the clients of criminal lawyer Xavier

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A client is acquitted on a shoplifting charge

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had been charged with shoplifting (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). The client pleaded not guilty. During the trial, a witness of the Crown was not present in court. Mr. Cormier had discussions with the Prosecutor, in order to present his client’s defence. Finally, the Prosecutor decided to drop the charges against the client, who was acquitted.Not all clients of criminal lawyer Xavier

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A client is acquitted of 13 theft charges

A client of Mr.Xavier Cormier was charged with shoplifting in 13 different stores. She pleaded non-guilty.After the Prosecutor finished presenting his case before the Judge, Mr. Cormier submitted a motion to acquit. The reason invoked by Mr. Cormier to request an acquittal was the lack of evidence.The Judge acquiesced to Mr. Cormier’s petition and the client was acquitted of all the charges raised against her.Not all Mr. Cormier’s clients are

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A complaint for obstruction made against a student was withdrawn

After a long evening, an ambulance technique student was arrested while on the roof of a building in a serious state of inebriation. A neighbour had called the police to complain about the partying noise she could hear from within her apartment. His partner gave the police officers his true identity. However, the student who had previously launched procedures to be granted a pardon for a car theft charge gave

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A client charged with assault and obstruction of a peace officer is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with assault against his girlfriend and with obstruction of a peace officer (Section 266 b) Criminal Code of Canada and Section 129 a) e) Criminal Code). Therefore it was partly a conjugal violence-related charge.Some meetings were held between the plaintiff, a social worker and the prosecutor. The charges were finally dropped by the prosecutor and the client was acquitted.Not all clients

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Acquitted for impaired driving because of court delays

Sébastien Gagné, Montreal DUI lawyerAn individual was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of his motor vehicle, drunk and with a bottle of wine between his knees. Therefore, he was arrested by the Longueuil police and charged with care and control of a motor vehicle while his capacity to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol (Section 253 Criminal Code). The individual already had criminal records in this respect and

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Found sleeping drunk in his vehicle, he was acquitted of care and control

The police received a call about an individual who had fallen asleep in his vehicle in a state of inebriation. They went there and arrested our client for driving under the influence. More specifically, he was charged with care and control of a vehicle while his faculties were impaired by alcohol under section 253 Criminal code. A hundred per cent of the defendant’s job is spent driving, so he absolutely had

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The Judge rejects the request for a peace bond submitted by the Prosecutor

A lady charged our client with having threatened to poison her dog or have it removed. The criminal Prosecutor had an indictment sent to our client requesting the issue by a Judge of an order under Section 810 of the Criminal Code.The Prosecutor wanted a series of conditions imposed on our client for a period of a year. Mr Laurent Morin asked that a hearing be held so that the

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