Our client was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. It became apparent on the day of trial that the Crown could not prove the Over 80 charge because documents had been misplaced and a police witness did not attend court. The Crown had a reasonably strong case against our client for Impaired Driving but eventually agreed to accept a plea to “careless driving” under the Highway Traffic Act. The end result was a fine and demerit points but no criminal record and no loss of driving privileges. This kind of outcome only occurs with a trial-ready lawyer there to fight the case on the day of trial.