How I Can Help
Impaired Driving Lawyer
Criminal Law Lawyer
Stay on the line while my answering system tries to reach me personally wherever I am. If my office doesn't answer your call will be re-directed to my other phone numbers including my cell phone.
I would be happy to speak with you on the telephone personally or meet with you in my office for one hour to discuss your matter in detail. I have video and DVD equipment in my office so that we can review your breath room or statement video. I have lawyers' applications for calculating BAC based on your drinking scenario. I have several toxicologists who I deal with on a regular basis who would be happy to prepare a report on your blood alcohol content based on what you recall drinking and eating. I have Intoxilyzer and Alcotest experts as well as hardware/software experts on call in Canada and the United States if I can't answer your technical questions about interferents, radio frequency interference, diabetes, operator error or machine error. I have 5 Intoxilyzer 5000s, a Drager Breathalyzer/Alcotest 7410, an Intoxilyzer SD-5, and Guth 34C, Guth 104D, and Smith/Wesson instruments in my office ready to run experiments on various mouthpieces, interfering substances, and your medical condition. I have technical manuals on the new Intoxilyzer 8000C.
The initial telephone contact is free. I'll tell you on the phone how much I need to charge you for the first appointment in person. I like to conduct a detailed review of your case in my office on the first appointment. I generally charge $200 plus tax, paid up front, to give you an opinion on whether or not I think you have a good defence. Through years of experience I've learned that people want to know the truth about whether they've got a chance at defeating the charge before they invest in a lawyer's retainer. I can only tell you that if I hear about one hour's worth of detail from you. That way I can talk to you about possible specific defences that fit your unique situation. I can't really estimate how much a defence will cost until I've spent that time with you.
How I Can Help if You Live Far Away or Can't Take Time Off Work
Some people can't take time off work to come to meet me in person. Some people live and work too far away.
We can do an iPhone4 Face Time video consultation by appointment.
If you make a copy of the papers you received from the police and fill out the Canadian Impaired Driving Checklist and the Drinking Driver's Worksheet and courier everything to me together with a cheque or money order for $200.00 plus HST, I will be happy to review them and give you an opinion on the merits of your defence. This is not a commitment to a retainer; this is basic advice only. Courier to :
Stephen R. Biss, Barrister & Solicitor
Before you come to see me please enjoy this web site. You'll find a great deal of information if you look carefully. Print out the checklists and worksheets. I have an online database of impaired driving and Charter of Rights case law information at www.casebriefs.net. The links at the top of this and other pages will guide you to FStats (Federal Statutes) and new Bills in Parliament at the Canadian Government database and PStats (Provincial Statutes) at the Ontario Government web site. CLA is the web site I originally built for the Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario. DUI USA is the International Referral Database that I built to link together the combined resources of my American drunk driving law colleagues. The sidebar listing provinces and states includes databases of interstate/interprovincial legislation, courthouse addresses, facilities, maps and directions, local BAC instruments, and motor vehicle licence suspension offices. You'll also find technical discussions on breath testing instruments, lists of toxicologists, and resources related to the new Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Resources and Info sidebar will take you to Canada's Courts of Appeal.
If you call me stay on the line while my answering system tries to reach me personally wherever I am.
Please feel at ease to telephone me now at:
905-273-3322 (in the 416 or 905 Greater Toronto Area)
1-800-505-8208 (Toll-Free Impaired Driving Info - from anywhere in Southern Ontario)
1-877-273-3322 (Toll-Free Spousal Assault/Criminal Law Info - from anywhere in Southern Ontario)
Stephen R. Biss, Barrister & Solicitor
470 Hensall Circle, Suite 303
905-273-3322 or 1-877-273-3322
Advertisement. Any legal opinions expressed at this site relate to the Province of Ontario, Canada only. If you reside or carry on business in any other jurisdiction please consult a lawyer, solicitor, or attorney in your own jurisdiction. WARNING: All information contained herein is provided for the purpose of providing basic information only and should not be construed as formal legal advice. The author disclaims any and all liability resulting from reliance upon such information. You are strongly encouraged to seek and retain professional legal advice before relying upon any of the information contained herein.