Client J.M. was charged with Obstruct Police and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. It was alleged that the accused was pulled over roadside by police for a possible Highway Traffic Act violation. Upon request for identification by police, the accused verbally identified thefself, then provided officers with identification. However, due to the complexity of the accused’s last name, coupled with an accent, the officer did not hear the correct legal name of the accused, and subsequently charged the accused accordingly, as well as for breaching a condition of a previous court order. After the details of the alleged offences were discussed at length with the Crown Attorney, Mr. Batasar was successful in having all of the charges withdrawn. No conviction, no criminal record.
Gary Batasar, Peel Brampton criminal lawyer, charges of Obstruct Police and Fail to Comply with Recognizance