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Disclosing a Criminal Conviction to Employer

  • September 27, 2014

Over 3 million Canadians have a criminal record  (CBC News, 2004), and most of them have are gainfully employed. Upon the commencement of employment, usually the employee consents to a criminal record check to be conducted by the employer. One…

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Traveling with a criminal record

  • September 27, 2014

Have a question about traveling with a criminal record? While traveling to most countries in the world for leisure purposes, you may not be inquired about your criminal convictions or charges unless your intentions are to 1) visit the country…

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Drinking After Playing Hockey

  • September 20, 2014

How much can I safely drink after playing hockey and drive home? Canadians of all ages play our national pastime, the great game of hockey. In many beer leagues, it is common to have a few brews in the locker…

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Medical Suspension

  • September 20, 2014

Written by Richard J. Aitken Can they take my driver's licence away because of my medical condition? In Ontario, you know that you can lose your driver's licence for bad driving behaviour such as drunk or dangerous driving. But did…

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American With a DUI: Can You Get into Canada?

  • September 9, 2014

Written by Lavinia Inbar, B.A., M.A., J.D. Can an American with a DUI record get into Canada? The short answer is no. Some Americans visiting Canada will be denied entry because of what many would consider a minor record for…

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10 Reasons to Choose The Ticket Clinic

  • August 23, 2014

Have you received an Ontario traffic ticket? Here are 10 reasons why you should choose a paralegal from the Peterborough Ticket Clinic. 1. Free Initial Consultation We will give you our first impression of your case, point out defences and…

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Ontario Court of Justice: Court Addresses

  • August 14, 2014

Gananoque, Kingston, Belleville and Napanee, Ontario Court Information. *For more Ontario Court addresses and brochures, visit our Ontario Court addresses page* Coming into conflict with the law can be an incredibly stressful occurrence regardless of the type of charges that…

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Is the use of SnapChat by my teenager safe?

  • August 10, 2014

As parents have figured out Facebook and frequently use the website as a tool for stay in touch with family and friends alike, the youth today have started moving onto other platforms such as Instagram, Twitter or SnapChat. The question…

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Right to Silence – A Sign of Guilt ?

  • August 10, 2014

I know I have the right to silence but will it make me look guilty if I don’t say anything during my trial, or to the police? In a criminal courtroom in Canada, the burden is on the crown to…

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