Gracia Criminal Law Firm Calgary

Reduced Fine on Impaired Driving Accident, Breaches and Numerous Tickets

  • 8 April 2015
Charge(s):

CC: s.253(1(a) – Impaired Driving, s.254(5) – Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample, s.733.1(1) – Breach Probation Order x 3; TSA: s.51(a) – No driver’s license, s.52(1)(a) – No registration, s.54(1)(a) – No insurance, and s.53(1)(b) – No license plate.

Allegations:

My client was observed by the police to swerve all over the road and to finally lose control and get his vehicle stuck in a ditch. He was extremely intoxicated. He was on probation for an assault charge. He had a lengthy criminal record.

Result:

He pleaded guilty to only one charge and received a fine of only $1500. No insurance alone is a fine of $2875. All other charges were withdrawn.…

Direct Indictment on Multi-Million Dollar Cross-Boarder Fraud

  • 8 April 2015
Charge(s):

CC: s.465(1)(c) – Conspiracy, s.462.31(2) – Money Laundering, s.380(1)(a) x 24 – Fraud exceeding $5000, s.467.12 – Organized Crime; CA: s.52.1(3) x 2 – Deception

Allegations:

My client and 6 co-accused committed a cross-border telemarketing scam, defrauding seniors from their life savings, in amounts totaling millions of dollars.

Result:

The matter was scheduled for a 3-month long Preliminary Inquiry. Part way through, the Crown preferred a Direct Indictment, so the prelim was abandoned and the matter went straight to arraignments at QB. Unfortunately, I had to remove myself from the record, as I was unable to devote the time required to run a 6-month long trial.…

Dangerous Driver with 5 Priors for Impaired Driving Gets Off Easy

  • 8 April 2015
Charge(s):

CC: s.249.1(1) – Fail to Stop Vehicle While Pursued by Police, s.249(1)(a) – Dangerous driving, s.249(4) – Drive While Disqualified, s.733.1(1) x 2 – Breach Probation Order; TSA: s.54(1)(a) – No Insurance, s.52(1)(a) – No Registration; GLA: s.50 – Unlawful Possession of Liquor.

Allegations:

My client was prohibited from driving, as a result of five prior convictions for impaired driving. The police recognized him driving and tried to pull him over. He drove off at a high rate of speed, through a residential neighborhood, cutting corners by driving over lawns. He was intoxicated at the time and was bound by conditions of probation as well. He had a lengthy and related criminal record. The Crown was seeking a significant period of incarceration.

Result:

He pleaded to a few lesser and included offences and was sentenced to 9 months, minus pre-trial custody, resulting in 6.5 months, followed by 2 years of probation and a further three year driving prohibition.…

Aggressive Drunk and Suspended Driver in Stolen Car Gets a CSO

  • 8 April 2015
Charge(s):

CC: s.253(1)(a) – Impaired driving, s.253(a)(b) – Driving while over .08%, s.403(a) – Personation, s.129(a) – Obstructing a Peace Officer, s.334(b) – Theft, s.264.1(1)(a) – Uttering Threats, s.259(4) – Drive while disqualified, s.145(5) – Fail to attend for identification; TSA: s.94(2) – No insurance, s.167 – No registration, s.94(2) – Drive while unauthorized.

Allegations:

My client lunged at his ex-girlfriend and threatened to beat her and abandon her outside of town for disrespecting him. He was also caught driving while under the influence of alcohol, lying to police about his name, breaching his terms of release, stealing from his friend, and a number of traffic violations.

Result:

He had a lengthy and related criminal record. The Crown was seeking a period of incarceration in the range of 7 months in jail, plus significant fines. He received a Conditional Sentence Order, with probation. No jail.…

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