Charges Withdrawn for Impaired Driving

Posted in Criminal Driving Cases, Impaired Driving, Over 80

My client was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 stemming from a single motor vehicle accident in which my client drove off the road into a ditch. It turned out that the Crown had failed to subpoena one of their witnesses and on the day of trial this witness did not show up. I knew that the Crown could have proven their case without this particular witness but for some reason, the Crown considered this witness to be crucial to their case and requested an adjournment from the judge. I argued that my client was prepared to have his case tried that day, that there was no excuse for the Crown and police neglecting to serve this witness and that my client would be severely prejudiced by having to come back on some future date to have his case heard. The judge agreed and denied the adjournment request. The Crown subsequently withdrew the case against my client.