Robb MacDonald has defended numerous individuals facing charges of “impaired driving”, “over 80”, and “refusing to provide a breath sample.”
These charges are difficult to defend and a Toronto defence lawyer must be thorough in assessing the evidence against an accused in order to determine the best possible defence strategy. Occasionally charter arguments will have to be brought. In the reported decision of R v. Mach  O.J. No. 3326, Robb defended an individual facing charges of impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. In the face of a very strong Crown case, Robb brought a Charter argument pursuant to section 11(B). Ultimately all charges were stayed as against the Accused.
It is important to consult with a lawyer immediately after charges are laid. The lawyer will need to act efficiently in assessing the case against you and in preparing a defence.
If you are facing charges related to drinking and driving, call Robb to set up a free consultation at (416) 315-1505. Or fill out the form right here.
The impaired driving law typically involves driving while under the influence of alcohol, but can also include charges of driving while impaired by other intoxicants or drugs. In Ontario, drivers who are suspected of being impaired are also often charged with Drive Over 80mg and Refuse Breath Test.
Robb MacDonald represents clients facing charges for criminal offences including:
Driving While Impaired
Impaired Care or Control
Over 80 Care or Control
Driving Over 80 Milligrams
Refusing Breath Test
Appeals from all impaired driving-related trials to all levels of Court in Ontario to the Supreme
Court of Canada
I would like to thank Mr. MacDonald because you worked really hard on this case, over months, and to achieve a really good outcome for your client, and you were professional and wonderful at every stage and I thank you for that.
I cannot leave this case without telling counsel that, as I’m entering a third decade as a judge on this bench, I can count on one hand the number of times I have said what I’m about to say to counsel. Gentlemen, your courtesy, your civility and your professionalism with one another and to the Court in these proceedings is, in my view, a testament to your considerable skills as advocates.
I Feel Like I Owe My Life to Robb. I lost my fiancé, my job, and almost my house when I was first charged with these crimes. It felt like no one stood by me. As soon as I met Robb I had the utmost confidence in him and I knew he was the man for the job. He spent countless hours preparing me for the trial. During the trial, he performed an outstanding cross examination on the man who’d accused me of these crimes. At the end of Robb’s cross examination I knew that no one in the court room believed his side of story. Robb was nothing short of a life-saver.
I had given up hope. I thought there was no way to beat my charges. I spoke to other lawyers before meeting with Robb MacDonald and I was strongly considering entering a guilty plea. When Robb looked at my case, he suggested that we bring a Charter Argument. I didn’t even know what that was. We spent a whole day in court and Robb and the Crown Attorney argued about whether or not my Charter Rights had been violated because I had to wait so long for my trial date. At the end of the day, Robb’s arguments convinced the judge to stay all the charges against me.