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Assault: Domestic Assault ChargesRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the definition of domestic assault and what a charge of domestic assault means. Assaults and Threats / Blog / Domestic Assault / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer: Demonstration with Richard Aitken & Richard RobertsonRichard Aitken and Richard Robertson explain how the Intoxilyzer works and do a test of the device. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Criminal Harassment & Uttering Threats DefencesRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the various defences for crimes such as uttering threats, or criminal harassment. Assaults and Threats / Blog / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer 8000 with Richard AitkenRichard Aitken introduces the Intoxilyzer 8000 and explains how it works, possible issues with its functioning, different variables that can affect the results, and why it's so valuable to have at Aitken Robertson. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Assault: Sexual Assault PenaltiesRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the consequences of sexual assault charge convictions. Assaults and Threats / Blog / Domestic Assault / Sex Assault Allegations / VideosWatch Video
Assault: Criminal Harassment ChargesRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about what criminal harassment means under the Criminal Code. Assaults and Threats / Blog / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer: Impaired Driving vs Over 80Richard Aitken and Richard Robertson give examples to explain the difference between impaired driving and over 80. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer 8000: Contact UsRichard Aitken encourages you to contact Aitken Robertson if you've been charged with any sort of drinking and driving charge in Ontario. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer 8000: How did Aitken Robertson obtain an Intoxilyzer 8000?Richard Aitken talks about the difficult process of obtaining Aitken Robertson's Intoxilyzer 8000. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Assault Charges: Assault with a WeaponRichard Robertson, our articling student, defines assault with a weapon, and talks about how it differs from other charges of assault. Assaults and Threats / Blog / Videos / Weapon ChargesWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer 8000: What is the Intoxilyzer 8000?Richard Aitken explains what the Intoxilyzer 8000 is, and how rare it is for Aitken Robertson to have one. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer 8000: What are the benefits of owning an Intoxilyzer 8000?Richard Aitken talks about the advantages of Aitken Robertson owning their own Intoxilyzer 8000. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Assault: Strange Weapons ExplainedRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the stranger examples of "weapons" that he's seen in his experience.Assaults and Threats / Blog / Videos / Weapon ChargesWatch Video
Assault: Criminal Harassment PenaltiesRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the various penalties one can receive for charges of criminal harassment.Assaults and Threats / Blog / Domestic Assault / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer: One Beer an Hour Myth with Richard Aitken & Richard RobertsonRichard Aitken and Richard Robertson talk about the myth of drinking one beer an hour and what that means for your blood alcohol level.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Intoxilyzer: Quick Alert with Richard Aitken & Richard RobertsonRichard Aitken and Richard Robertson have an example of how the Intoxilyzer is different than the instrument used at a roadside test.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Assault: Aggravated AssaultRichard Robertson, our articling student, talks about aggravated assault - the highest level of the assault pyramid.Assaults and Threats / Blog / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: Controlled SubstancesPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, defines a controlled substance in the context of criminal law. Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: The Legality of "Illegal" DispensariesPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer with Aitken Robertson, explains the legality of "illegal" cannabis dispensaries.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Assault: Sexual AssaultRichard Robertson, our articling student, identifies first what an assault is, in order to understand what sexual assault is.Assaults and Threats / Blog / Sex Assault Allegations / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Offences: Intimate Image Penalties & DefencesPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, discusses the penalties and defences to the charge of distribution of intimate images.Blog / Internet Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: Travel to USAPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, talks about whether you will have trouble traveling to the US if you have a drug charge on your record.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Offences: Penalties of Child PornographyPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, briefly explains the penalties for child pornography charges.Blog / Internet Crimes / Sex Assault Allegations / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Offences: Intimate Image PenaltiesPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, talks about the penalties to the charge of distribution of intimate images.Blog / Internet Crimes / Sex Assault Allegations / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: Growing CannabisPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, reviews the laws surrounding growing your own cannabis.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: Scheduled SubstancesPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, explains what it means to be charged with possession of a scheduled substance.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offences: Possession of CannabisPhilip Stiles, criminal lawyer, talks about what your rights are when it comes to possession of cannabis.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Offences: Sex Offender Information Registry ActS.O.I.R.A. is the Sex Offender Information Registry Act and S.O.I.R.A. accompanies most sexual offenses, so for example if you are charged under Section 151 sexual interference for example, there is a mandatory S.O.I.R.A. order.Assaults and Threats / Blog / Sex Assault Allegations / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Offences: Child Pornography DefencesIf someone under the age of 18 is nude it doesn't always mean it's sexually explicit. So there are a wide range of defenses to child pornography charges.Blog / Internet Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Drug Offence OverviewSo why are drug offenses federal charges, and what makes them more serious, or why are they more serious?Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Charges: Are Images Ever Truly Deleted?When it comes to child pornography laws, a common question is whether an image can ever really truly be deleted.Blog / Internet Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Pornography Charges: Defining Child PornographyChild pornography is a very serious charge and conviction, so it is important to understand what the legal definition of child pornography actually is.Blog / Internet Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Evidence Stricken From the RecordJustin Marchand wins drinking and driving cases based on the fact that he has successfully argued to have evidence excluded.Blog / VideosWatch Video
DUI Law and Stream D For Second Time OffendersStream D is a new program from Ontario's Ministry of Transportation. It specifically pertains to second time DUI offenders.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Latest In DUI PenaltiesIn December 2018, the government introduced Bill C-46 which brought about some changes to the DUI legislation, specifically with regards to the penalties for Over 80.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
The Latest in DUI LawIn December of 2018, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-46, which was an act to amend the Criminal Code with respect to the new DUI legislation.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Your Charter of Rights: Entering the Home Without ConsentJustin Marchand talks about your charter rights and whether law enforcement can enter your home without proper consent or not. Blog / VideosWatch Video
Charge Specific Information: DetentionJustin Marchand discusses what happens to your rights when you are detained by the police and how he deals with these situations.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Your Charter of Rights: DetentionIf you're put into criminal jeopardy, via an interaction between you and police, the police are going to have an obligation imposed on them, by the Charter.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Care and Control of a VehicleIt is a shocking revelation to many that driving itself is not necessary to charge or convict a person of impaired driving, or driving over 80.Blog / Traffic Tickets / VideosWatch Video
Rules for Search and SeizureThe Charter of Rights and Freedoms under section 8 gives you the right against arbitrary search and seizure, and your vehicle would be a place where you have a privacy interest.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Significance of Second & Subsequent ChargesHaving subsequent charges can affect you in a number of ways, including longer car impoundment times or minimum jail time for charges within five years.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Traffic Charges and Tickets: Our ApproachThere's generally something that can be done when you're charged with a traffic ticket, whether it's beating it or whether it's resolving it in line with your exact expectations.Blog / Traffic Tickets / VideosWatch Video
Illegally Obtained EvidenceIf evidence used against you is proved to be obtained illegally, it is incumbent on the judge to turn their mind to a remedy.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Right To a Speedy TrialYour right to a speedy trial is the colloquial version of section 11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which gives every citizen the right to a trial within a reasonable period of time.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Search and SeizureSection 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives you the right against arbitrary or unreasonable search and seizure.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Time Limit for LitigationThe Supreme Court created hard ceilings on the amount of time that a matter could take from start to finish.Blog / VideosWatch Video
When Law Enforcement Take From Your VehicleWell at this point you've been charged, so the concern is that whatever they took is going to be used against you to substantiate the charge, and in this case the overwhelming likelihood is they didn't have a warrant, and if they didn't have a warrant, then it's, on its face, unreasonable.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Why a License Gets SuspendedThe most common way that a license is suspended is for a non-payment of fine, for example an individual has been convicted of a previous traffic ticket and was given a period of time to pay the fine but has a momentary lapse in judgment and forgets.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Speaking to Police After an AccidentIf you have reason to believe you may be at fault, always be careful what you say to police after a traffic accident because it could have consequences.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Testing Involved When A Police Officer Suspects Driving While Impaired By DrugsThe drug recognition expert protocol, or DRE, is a standardized and systematic method of examining if a suspect is driving under the influence of drugs.When a police officer suspects that a person is impaired by drugs he or she will conduct a series of standardized field sobriety tests to determine if there are probable grounds to conduct further testing.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Legally Speaking S1Ep4 | Drug Driving: One Toke Over the LineThis episode discusses the drug-driving laws ahead of cannabis legalization in Canada later this month.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Legally Speaking S1Ep2 | Cannabis in the WorkplaceEmployment lawyer, Stuart Rudner joins Phil Stiles to discuss cannabis legalization and it's potential repercussions in the workplace on this month's Aitken Robertson PC "Legally Speaking" program.Blog / Drug Crimes / VideosWatch Video
Who to Trust When Facing a DUI ChargeIn this episode, Toronto criminal lawyer Justin Marchand explains the importance of trusting your retained criminal defence lawyer with the information and specifics about your case. Blog / VideosWatch Video
Choosing A Criminal LawyerKingston criminal defence lawyer explains what you should look for in the criminal lawyer you are interested in retained to defend your rights and interests. Different lawyers have different styles and it is important to find the right lawyer that is just right for you.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Criminal Defence Lawyers for DUI and Criminal ChargesKingston criminal defence lawyer explains what it is like to be busy and his focus on handling a busy Kingston, Ontario criminal practice. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Lawyer ConfidentialityKingston criminal lawyer explains the importance of lawyer confidentiality, and lawyer-client privilege. Quite often, our clients leave out tiny bits of information that they themselves deem as being irrelevant or unimportant. Blog / VideosWatch Video
The 19th Hole: Drinking While Playing GolfWe've all heard of the 19th hole when playing a round of golf. Drinking during the game, and afterwards in the clubhouse could lead to a DUI.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
How Long Will My Criminal Case Take?We answer the commonly asked question: "How long will my criminal case take?"Blog / VideosWatch Video
The Cost of a Criminal LawyerWe answer the commonly asked question of "what is the cost of a criminal lawyer?"Blog / VideosWatch Video
The Penalties for Theft in OntarioPenalties for theft convictions vary widely based on what is taken and what the value of what is taken is. Blog / VideosWatch Video
The Penalty for Shoplifting in OntarioThe penalty for a shoplifting or small theft offence, for a first-time offender, is often a direct accountability program.Blog / VideosWatch Video
Young Offenders and Restorative JusticeRestorative justice for young offenders brings the youth face to face with the individual they have harmed in order to return the community to a just state.Blog / Videos / Young OffendersWatch Video
What is Fraud in Ontario?Fraud is the intentional taking of money, or other valuable securities, from another individual through the use of dishonesty.Blog / VideosWatch Video
What is the Penalty for Fraud in Ontario?The penalties for fraud for first-time offenders can vary widely.Blog / VideosWatch Video
What is the Ignition Interlock Device?The ignition interlock device is a required installation in the vehicle of a convicted drunk driver.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Can the Breath Testing Devices Malfunction?When a person is suspected of a DUI the police will use a roadside screening device to test their breath. If grounds are formed that the person is intoxicated, they will use the Intoxilyzer 8000C to test the alcohol content in that person's blood. However, sometimes they malfunction.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
What Should I Consider When Facing a DUI?Drinking and driving law leads to individuals having to question what is most important to them as they move forward in the case. For some individuals, avoiding a criminal record is the most important thing. For others, it is maintaining their ability to drive. For some, it is equally split between both them. For subsequent offences, it can be as simple as avoiding a jail sentences.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
DUI DefencesThere are a variety of possible DUI defences that may be applicable to your case as a result of the police being required to do certain things, at certain times, in the correct order.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Can I Beat My Ontario DUI?Many DUI cases are won, however, what is going to be the most important to you is whether we can win your case.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
What Is The Penalty For DUI In Ontario?For a first time DUI offence, such as impaired driving or over 80 in the province of Ontario, a typical offender can expect a fine somewhere in the range of $1,000 to $1,500, 30% victim fine surcharge, a 1 year loss of licence - but this can be served, in Ontario, as three months no-driving and 9 months with the blower device - the ignition interlock - installed in your vehicle. Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
Difference Between Impaired Driving & Over 80Impaired driving and over 80 in Canada are covered by the same section of the Criminal Code. A person cannot be convicted of both offences in a single offence, however they are very different in how they are prosecuted.Blog / Impaired Driving / VideosWatch Video
What Is Disclosure?A disclosure package initially consists of an officers typed synopsis of all the events involved, as well as, any handwritten notes that they took. Often there will be photocopies of any photos that were taken as well. Blog / VideosWatch Video
How To Choose The Best Criminal LawyerA good criminal lawyer is going to be somebody who can represent your interests. Your interests are going to be different than many other individuals interests. So, not just the unique factors and facts of your case, but the unique factors and facts about you.Blog / VideosWatch Video
First Appearances in CourtAt a first appearance date, a client should expect to have a lawyer attend, to obtain disclosure and adjourn the matter over for meetings with the Crown. It’s not like in the movies. It’s not like in the United States, where a plea is entered, where information is brought forward, and where there is a preliminary hearing.Blog / VideosWatch Video
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