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June 21, 2021
Returning to Canada, Quarantine and Privacy Concerns in the time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed severe restrictions on the rights of Canadians. While much progress has been made to quell the pandemic, there are still many limitations placed on Canadian citizens and those looking to enter Canada.
June 14, 2021
Can I video-call someone if I am under a no-contact order?
Sometimes when an individual is released on bail, on probation, or given a conditional sentence, they are told not to communicate or be in the presence of certain people.
May 27, 2021
Drunk Driving Death Spawns Legislative Reform
The infamous Marco Muzzo drunk-driving case in 2015 involved a car accident that killed four people and seriously injured two others.
May 25, 2021
The Toronto Van Attack and Claiming “Not Criminally Responsible”
To make out the NCR defence, “the accused must establish either: (a) that he has a mental disorder that renders him incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of his act; or (b) that he has a mental disorder that renders him incapable of knowing that it was wrong.”
March 15, 2021
The Important Implications of Bill C-22
Recently, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 in the House of Commons, which contains important implications for sentencing.
February 12, 2021
One Brew in a Canoe – Boating and Drinking
Take note, in Ontario, drinking and boating can cost you your driver’s licence! Drinking and boating in Ontario triggers the same penalties as does drinking and driving.
February 8, 2021
Assault: Domestic Assault Charges
Richard Robertson, our articling student, talks about the definition of domestic assault and what a charge of domestic assault means.
February 7, 2021
Drinking and Driving Statistics
In 2014, nearly 1300 Canadians were killed by impaired driving. Nearly 300 of these deaths involved individuals who tested positive for alcohol alone. Such statistics highlight the consequences of drinking and driving in Canada and Ontario. While the consequences can be tragic, downward trends in drinking and driving offences show positive developments.
February 1, 2021
The Intoxilyzer: Demonstration with Richard Aitken & Richard Robertson
Richard Aitken and Richard Robertson explain how the Intoxilyzer works and do a test of the device.
January 29, 2021
Consequences of Refusing a Breath Test
This blog focuses exclusively on the offence of refusing or failing to provide police with a breath sample to detect alcohol and introduces some of the common issues and defences that arise during litigation of such charges.