Driving while prohibited
A client of our firm was charged with driving while prohibited under Section 259(4) of the Criminal Code. Despite the “legal trend” that the courts impose a firm minimum sentence of 30 days in prison, the judge instead imposed a $3000 fine.
It should be noted that the difficulty in this case was that our client had two prior convictions related to drunk driving.
Our arguments were primarily based on the case law arising from the case Lemieux c. R., 2015 QCCS 3723.
See the note that we’ve published on this subject.