Practice restricted to defending charges of:
- Impaired Driving/DUI
- Drive over 80 mg
- Fail to Remain
- Dangerous Driving
- Stunt Driving
- Careless Driving
- Drug offences – marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, etc
“I fight every issue of every case”.
Unafraid to challenge police evidence, notes, and reports
I have caught the police lying in many cases. For example see the McPhail impaired driving case. The Peel police unlawfully strip searched my client and lied in Court to say that the strip search never happened.
A judge has found that Peel police officers conducted an unlawful strip search and then tried to cover it up, calling their testimony “evasive” and “troubling.”
The officers’ conduct prompted Justice June Maresca to throw out breathalyzer evidence in an impaired driving case earlier this month, citing a breach of Charter rights. The defendant, David McPhail, was acquitted as a result.
McPhail, 25, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. He was brought to a Mississauga police station just before 5 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2008 and was made to strip completely naked. Nothing was found in the search.
The Ontario Court judge wrote that three officers knew the strip search took place. Two were in the room when it happened but took no notes. One initially testified it never happened.
“What can only be viewed as the attempted coverup of the strip search makes this conduct especially egregious,” Maresca wrote, adding the search was intended to “put (McPhail) in his place.”
McPhail’s lawyer, Ian Collins, said there should be a full, independent investigation into the officers’ actions. The crown attorney should also have reported what was revealed during the trial to the Peel police service, Collins said.