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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
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: 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
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
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
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
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