3 04, 2014

The new victims bill of rights in Canada

Bill C-32: The new victims bill of rights in Canada.  The presumption of victim vs. the presumption of innocence.
Today the Conservative government released the newly drafted Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights (“The Act”). You can find the text […]

31 03, 2014

A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”

The right to silence: an arrest-call checklist in a post-Singh, Sinclair, Oickle Regime
Every lawyer knows of the right to silence.  We all know that it typically what we advise client’s to do when under arrest.  However, the question remains: […]

29 03, 2014

Defending breaching court orders: bail, probation, and failing to attend court

Defending breaching court orders and compliance offences: bail, probation, and failing to attend Court.
Attached in my paper on breaching court orders for the  4th Annual Recent Call Committee for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.  This year’s top is “Conducting a […]

25 03, 2014

Defending against Allegations of Liquor License Act Violations

If you are the proprietor of a business that holds a license to sell or serve liquor, you are subject to the Liquor License Act.  If you are deemed to have violated this act in some way, the Alcohol […]

19 03, 2014

What happens when police ask a suspect to participate in a polygraph (“lie detector”) test.

Disclaimer (a must read): 
This article is for informational and academic purposes only.  This article cannot, and should not, replace proper legal advice by a properly qualified lawyer.  If you are under investigation or suspicion, it is essential you speak to a lawyer immediately […]

13 03, 2014

Your first day in criminal court (VIDEO)

Lead Counsel Sean Robichaud provides a brief overview of what happens on the first day of criminal court in Ontario.