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Careless Driving Tickets in Ontario

  • August 24, 2015

By Richard J. Aitken and Mark Cardy. The licenced paralegals at The Ticket Clinic, a division of Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers, are often asked by prospective clients ‘why have I been charged with careless driving?’ To answer this question, we…

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Improving Access to Justice in Ontario

  • August 17, 2015

Written by Richard J. Aitken and Jay Nadarajah If you live in Toronto or the surrounding areas or are facing criminal charges there, you can apply for legal aid by calling the Legal Aid Ontario's (LAO) toll-free number at 1-800-668-8258. …

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DUI – When 90 Days Actually Means 89

  • July 29, 2015

Written by Richard Aitken Lawyers are familiar with tickler systems. We make sure that matters are diarized well in advance so that important matters are dealt with prior to required deadlines. Ensuring that the reminder comes with sufficient time to…

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Take It From Us: Pointers on Enjoying the Pan Am Games

  • July 10, 2015

Written by Richard Aitken and Mark Cardy. The Pan American (Pan Am) games hold its opening ceremony tonight (Friday July 10, 2015) and with the fantastic weather forecasted throughout Toronto and the GTA this weekend you can guarantee that the…

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The Pan Am Games and HOV Lanes

  • June 29, 2015

Written by Richard J. Aitken, Lawyer, and Mark W. Cardy, Licensed Paralegal. The Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe are beginning to buzz as the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am games draws ever nearer. The games begin…

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Success in Court: What is your Success Rate?

  • June 24, 2015

Written by Richard J. Aitken, Lawyer, and Mark W. Cardy, Licensed Paralegal. “I have been arrested and charged. What is your success rate? Can I beat the charges?” There are different ways to answer this particular question that clients typically…

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What is Stunt Driving?

  • June 9, 2015

Written by Richard J. Aitken Is there more to a stunt driving charge than just driving too fast? Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act in Ontario states that "No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race…

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Legal Aid Eligibility

  • May 19, 2015

Written by Richard J. Aitken Do I qualify for Legal Aid to assist in fighting my criminal charges? Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides free legal services to Ontario residents who meet certain criteria, the main one being low income. LAO…

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