Reckless Driving

The definition of a reckless driving offence is provided under Section 249 of the Criminal Code of Canada. In cases involving a motor vehicle, the offence means driving in a manner that is dangerous for the public, given circumstances, including the nature and state of the location, the use of the vehicle as well as the intensity of traffic at the time or reasonably foreseeable in the location. Reckless driving

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Although charged with dangerous driving and mischief, he receives a discharge

An individual was arrested by the police after breaking a mail box and then driving away recklessly. He was charged with dangerous driving (Section 249 (1)a) and (2)b) of the Criminal Code) and mischief under $ 5,000 (Section 430 (1) a) and (4)b) Criminal Code). He hired a criminal lawyer from our firm, Mr Luc Simard. The client acknowledged the facts, but wished to avoid having a criminal record, given

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A client charged with reckless driving is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with reckless driving (Section 249 (1) a) (2) b) Criminal Code of Canada). The client pleaded not guilty to the charge and a trial took place. First, the City Prosecutor had a witness testify in order to prove the client was guilty. Mr. Cormier cross-examined this witness and highlighted some weaknesses and contradictions in his testimony. Mr. Cormier then had his

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