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Office Locations: Forstner Law has a virtual office approach for client consultation. Zoom has become the norm in Courts since the advent of Covid.   Forstner Law maintains administrative offices in Ajax. This information is publicly available through the  Law Society of Ontario.

Serving Oshawa, Brooklin, Pickering, Whitby, Ajax, the GTA and the Durham Region

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Lawrence Forstner, Criminal Lawyer in Oshawa, Expert Qualifications and Specialized Training:
Former Crown Attorney;  Former Probation & Parole Officer;  Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), Sex Offender Risk Assessment, Strategic Initiatives in Community Supervision (STICS), Sex Offender Relapse Prevention, Substance Use / Anger Management Group Leader/ Trainer.   ( )

Forstner Law
We are offering Virtual Office Appointments by Zoom or Phone. Admin offices: see LSO website, public registry
Tel: 289-316-2573
Fax: 289-275-2226
Direct: 289-316-2578
Toll Free: 877-315-3375
Cell: 289-387-1911

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Forstner Law can provide you with a comprehensive impaired driving defence in Oshawa.  Our office is located right next to the city Courthouse.  As a small firm, we can offer our personal attention to present you with viable defence options.  Our principal lawyer, Lawrence Forstner, is a former crown attorney and former probation & parole officer, so he knows what you can expect in the courtroom and beyond.  If the crown is open to negotiations, we'll see if we can get a reduced charge or sentence.  In the meantime, let your criminal defence lawyer in Oshawa, scrutinize every aspect of your DUI charges, uncover flaws, interview witnesses and prepare to cross-examine the officers who were involved.  If there is a Charter remedy to be had, we'll push its advancement hard.  Your rights will be protected.  If the police acted unfairly, they will be held to account.

15 Years of Experience
Being charged with an Impaired Driving is stressful. The consequences can be severe both to the functional aspects of your life, but also to your reputation.  Lawrence is a trained counsellor.  His job is to reduce your stress and help you through difficult times.  His legal expertise will work to your advantage in the courtroom, but outside the courtroom his long history with substance use counselling can prove to be very beneficial.  Judges are used to accused persons paying lip service to counselling issues.  They can smell that sort of approach a mile off.  Lawrence can help you to develop real insight that will show the court that you are truly serious.  During your initial consultation, Lawrence will make sure you understand the nature of your charges and the full extent of the issues that confront you.  Call our offices in Oshawa today to take the first step on your way to the best possible outcome in your case.  Lawrence Forstner is a trained Impaired Driving Criminal Lawyer in Oshawa.  Call him now for a consultation.

Impaired Driving Lawyer in Oshawa ON

Impaired driving, Over 80, and Refuse to provide a sample are complicated provisions of the Criminal Code. If you are facing any of these,  you require the assistance of a trained, legal professional.  Lawrence can help.  Impaired driving is defined as having care or control of a motor vehicle, whether or not it is in motion, while the person's ability to operate the vehicle is impaired by alcohol or drugs or having consumed alcohol in such quantity that it exceeds eighty milligrams in one hundred millilitres of blood.  If a police officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that a person has alcohol or drugs in their body and has operated a motor vehicle within the preceding three hours, the officer may demand physical coordination tests or a breath sample.  Failure to comply with these demands is also a criminal offence.

Cases involving driving offences are full of legal issues, which means that there are several defences to charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle available under the law that may apply to you.  If the police fail to comply with technical requirements stipulated in the Criminal Code in relation to the breath demand they made of you, the period of time within which it was made or an approved instrument was not used by someone qualified to operate the instrument, your test results may be deemed inadmissible in court.  Convictions for driving offences include penalties of license suspensions, fines and even possibly jail time, as well as the stigma of a criminal record and implications in regards to your employment opportunities.  Let Lawrence put his in-depth knowledge of the law to work for you.  Call now at (289) 316-2573.  Let Lawrence take some of the weight off your shoulders.

Forstner Law

Impaired Driving Defence Lawyer in Oshawa

Impaired Driving / Care & Control / Refuse Breath Sample

Impaired Driving, Over 80, Refuse Breath Sample