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How Antic changed bail in Canada and the cases that followed it: the case of R. v. Tunney

How Antic Changed Everything for Bail in Canada: The Case of R. v. Tunney The case of R. v. Tunney (linked below) started as a routine bail hearing [...]

By | 2018-02-16T09:12:23+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

Being charged with careless driving in Ontario (s.130 of the Highway Traffic Act)

Careless driving in Ontario: its definition, its penalties, and the nature of the charge. Careless Driving is a serious offence under the Highway Traffic Act. It is defined in [...]

By | 2017-12-23T20:25:54+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm under Canadian Criminal law

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Dangerous Driving Causing Death Under Canadian Criminal Law Earlier this week, lawyers from our law firm represented a young man on charges [...]

By | 2017-11-23T16:56:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

Deportation and conditional sentences: the case of Tran vs. Canada

Deportation, appeals, and conditional sentences as "terms of imprisonment" - the case of Tran vs. Canada In 2013, Than Tam Tran, was convicted of producing marijuana contrary to Controlled [...]

By | 2017-10-19T18:25:48+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer

5 things I have learned in my first weeks as a defence lawyer Following my call to the Bar, I traded in my dogeared copy of the Rules [...]

By | 2017-09-08T10:34:49+00:00 September 8th, 2017|