Client was pulled over for speeding and in the process of speaking to him the police officer smelled alcohol. One thing led to another and the client blew a Fail into a roadside breathalyzer device. He was arrested and taken back to the detachment where he blew breath samples well over the criminal legal limit. He was charged accordingly. A few days before the trial Mr. Van der Walle filed his notice seeking a stay of proceedings on the basis that the Crown had failed in their duty to disclose all relevant evidence to the defence. The prosecutor, very much to his credit, acknowledged the serious problems caused by the failure to disclose and decided to drop all the criminal charges in exchange for a plea to driving without due care and attention. Client received a small fine and was able to keep driving for work. Not guilty on all criminal charges. No trial necessary.
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