DWI law in Calgary is highly technical, usually involving constitutional challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If you have been convicted of a DWI previously, it is very likely that the crown will be seeking incarceration.
As such, “winning” usually means either an acquittal at trial, or negotiating a “deal” that the client finds acceptable. For example, if the crown is initially seeking a period of custody, but the client eventually pleads out but does not go to jail, this would usually be considered “winning.”
Likewise, running the trial and having the charges dismissed would also be called “winning.”
If either of these things occur without a trial, then that would also be “winning.” For example, if the crown agrees to withdraw all the charges, or to stay the charges, then that would been seen as a successful DWI trial. The same would be said if the crown originally was seeking jail, but Mr. Pearse convinced them to seek a non-custodial sentence.
You can reach Mr. Pearse directly at 1 866 912 3560. He works 24/7/365.
Here are some recent results from 2015. Client names and details cannot be disclosed due to solicitor client confidentiality: