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Bruce Engel In the News For Defending U.S. Man’s “Honest Mistake”

Ottawa criminal defense lawyer Bruce Engel of Engel & Associates has been in the news recently for representing a U.S. man who, due to an unreliable GPS, accidentally drove into Ontario with a gun that he had forgotten was stashed in the console of his car.

As reported in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and other news outlets, Engel’s client is now facing weapons charges that could result in a three year jail sentence for what Engel calls an “honest mistake.” Engel successfully defeated prosecutors’ efforts to keep his client in jail until his June 2014 court date, and is determined to vigorously fight the charges at trial.

Full Article: LA Times

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