In many cases, we have successfully negotiated a withdrawal of the charge with upfront community service and a letter of apology to the Police officer involved.
These cases often involve the giving of false identity when being pulled over by the police for a traffic violation. There is a section under the Highway Traffic Act that also deals with providing a false statement or inaccurate information. We have often been able to have the charge of Public Mischief reduced to a plea to the offence under the Highway Traffic Act for a small fine. As a result our clients avoid a criminal record.