Toronto impaired driving lawyer Nicholas Charitsis has been representing impaired drivers in Toronto for 18 years and has the experience you need to win your case.
Nicholas Charitsis is a criminal lawyer specializing in motor vehicle law in Ontario. Consultations for impaired driving are conducted at no charge by calling 416-878-2275 or contacting our offices in Toronto at 1000 Finch Ave West.
Charged with Impaired Driving, DUI or Drive over 80mgs?
As a Toronto lawyer I specialize in defending impaired driving charges in the Toronto courts. I have appeared in over two thousand drinking and driving charges in the Toronto courts and have the experience and qualifications to help you.
The City of Toronto has three (3) courts that deal with impaired driving;
- Old City Hall Courts, 60 Queen Street West Toronto
- 1000 Finch Ave West Toronto
- 2201 Finch Ave West Toronto
- 1911 Eglinton Ave East Toronto
- College Park Courts, 444 Yonge St Toronto
- University Court House, 361 University Ave Toronto
Finding the Best Toronto Impaired Driving Lawyer
How does one decide on which Toronto impaired driving lawyer to help them with their charge?
In Toronto there are many lawyers who deal with impaired driving cases, so how does one decide which lawyer is the best in Toronto for their case.
My own suggestion for drivers dealing with an impaired driving is to find out what other people say about the lawyer. I suggest looking at reviews of Toronto Impaired Driving Lawyers and search under the particular Toronto lawyer to see what others say about their reputation when it comes to defending impaired driving in the Toronto courts.
As a Toronto lawyer I value the job that I do for each of my clients by providing them with the best possible criminal defence possible.
As Toronto impaired driving lawyer having appeared on over two thousand (2,000) impaired driving and drinking and driving cases I know how to win your case.
Impaired Driving Lawyers and the Toronto Courts
The Judges in the Toronto criminal courts take impaired driving seriously. The Judges are fair and listen to defence counsel and the police before passing judgment.
The judges and prosecutors know who the best impaired driving lawyers are. When I am defending someone, they are in for a fight.
When being represented at the Toronto courts you need to be well represented with a lawyer with experience in impaired driving defence.
When you meet with me your defence to impaired driving in Toronto starts the moment we get together and discuss your case.
I start your defense by listening and learning;
- What lead up the the arrest?
- What happened during the incident, and
- What happened with the police officers, and
- Is the paperwork to police provided to the trial judge done properly?
- What are the legal technicalities to impaired driving?
From years of experience as a Toronto impaired driving lawyer and thousands of Toronto impaired driving cases it’s rare that I listen to a case where I don’t see opportunities to win for you.
The Toronto Police are held to a very high standard with impaired driving investigations, but where there is doubt caused by the police, the judge may dismiss the charge.
In an impaired driving case the police have to prove the driver guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” this means if the police do not convince the judge that the accused committed the offence then the judge may dismiss the charge.
Or to say it another way, if the judge is not one hundred percent certain that the accused committed the offence the judge should dismiss the charge. e.g the judge at the end of the trial says, I think the accused is 90% guilty but I have a 10% element of doubt. Where the judge has a doubt in their mind they must dismiss the charge.
Fighting Impaired Driving
Impaired driving cases are won on very technical arguments and then sometimes on very simple issues.
In any impaired driving case the police and crown attorney must prove;
- Who, What, When, Where and How the impaired driving happened
- Was a breathalyzer test taken legally and properly
- Was all the paperwork and charging documents properly prepared by the police officer
- Did the court system do everything properly, e.g. has the case taken too long to come to trial, disclosure issues
- Are any witnesses in court
- What are the legal technicalities
- Is there any “reasonable doubt” in the judges mind at the end of the trial
Having appeared thousand of times in the Toronto courts for impaired driving and DUI cases I rarely come across a case where there are not trial able issues for my clients cases.
Call now to arrange a free no obligation meeting to discuss your case at our Toronto offices with a impaired driving lawyer with a proven track record of winning impaired driving trials at 416-878-2275.
Legal Technicalities for Fighting Impaired Driving
After listening and reviewing what happened I can explain to you where I see opportunities to win your case, where the police may have made mistakes or legal arguments.
For impaired driving prosecutions the police are under strict guidelines and rules in regards to arresting impaired drivers and presenting evidence to the court.
The rules for police officers are so strict that many inexperienced police officers may have difficulty in properly preparing a case for trial.
As an impaired driving lawyer I have years of trial experience cross-examining police officers and guiding my client though the legal system.
I have also seen cases where “on paper” it looked like the police and prosecution had a strong case, only to see the case fall apart on the trial date due to minor mistakes, missing documents or legal issues from the police or crown attorney’s office.
Many times although my clients thought they were guilty of impaired driving, technically and legally they should not have been arrested in the first place and charges have been dropped.
I can’t thank Nicholas Charitsis enough for his honest and dedicated service in handling my case. He did exactly what he promised he would do with no B.S. He was there for me every time I needed him and his office was very helpful whenever I called in to ask questions about the progress of my case. I was really impressed with the level of respect he got from his colleagues and the judges whenever I attended court with him. It was clear to me that I got the best man for the job.
A Toronto Impaired Driving Lawyer Who Wins
I do everything possible to win and positively resolve my clients cases and I stake my reputation on winning for you!
My winning results speak for themselves, as a Toronto impaired driving lawyer my clients are happy to give reviews and recommend my impaired driving defense for impaired driving and other criminal proceedings.
I encourage people to read not only my site, but to search the Internet for the reviews of impaired driving lawyers for their defense lawyer.
When you have been charged with impaired driving, DUI or a drinking and driving offence your best defence is to have Charitsis law fighting for you.
Speaking to a Lawyer about Impaired Driving
When a driver is arrested for impaired driving, the accused is given the opportunity to speak to a lawyer at the police station.
For most people (having never been arrested before) they have no idea what lawyer to contact to get the best advice about their arrest.
The Toronto police don’t provide an impaired driving lawyer to speak with you but provide a “duty counsel lawyer” who gives broad advice about impaired driving and what driver’s rights are.
The duty counsel lawyer gives advice such as not to give any statements, to provide the breath test and to sign any documents to ensure your release.
The duty counsel lawyer will not discuss defending you in court and how to be represented at trial, they are not a defense lawyer.
Once the accused is released they should contact a criminal lawyer who specializes in impaired driving defense.
A criminal lawyer whose practice deals with impaired driving in the Toronto courts can provide advice about what your options are and how your case can be won.
We are that law firm that specializes in impaired driving and have impaired driving lawyers like myself who are experts defending drivers.
As a conviction for impaired driving has serious consequences for years to come on your family, ability to work, driving suspensions and a criminal record call to me to meet and discuss your case.
During this meeting I can tell you;
- the penalties for impaired driving and implications of the charge
- the strengths and weaknesses of the police investigation
- about the impaired driving – licence suspensions
- about avoiding a criminal record for impaired driving, and
- how I can win your case
Call now to make an appointment to find out about fighting your impaired driving charge >
Definitely one of the best lawyers to work with and the best in DUI defense.
I went to see a few impaired driving lawyers before Nick and he was the only one that I felt comfortable with. I was recommended from a friend and my friend was right, charges were dismissed at court! David J. Toronto
The Police Don’t Win Every Case
You may think that if the police have charged you then you’re automatically guilty.
The police don’t win every case, they do arrest when the shouldn’t and they do make mistakes.
Many times people are just not guilty of what the police are alleging.
When dealing with the criminal courts compromises and solutions other than being convicted of impaired driving and losing your license maybe available, even if you do have some fault in the matter.
When you discuss your impaired driving case with me, a Toronto impaired driving lawyer with actual trial experience with impaired driving in the Toronto and area courts, you’ll find out that for many impaired driving cases I can help you.
In preparing your defense I have legal experts like former Toronto police breathalyzer technicians, and alcohol toxicologists standing by to assist you.
Call us now at 416-878-2275, or contact my our Toronto Impaired Driving Lawyer office to find out about winning your case.
When it comes to fees, you don’t have to pay the whole fee up front. I am one of the most affordable impaired driving lawyers in Toronto and offer payment plans to fit your situation.
Toronto Impaired Driving Lawyer – Nicholas Charitsis