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2015 Monday, December 21,

The R.I.D.E. Impaired Driviing Program: What is it, what are my rights?

By |December 21st, 2015|Canadian Criminal Law, Driving Offences, Impaired Driving and DUI, Impaired Driving by Drug|

The R.I.D.E. Impaired Driving Program: What is it, what are my rights? Nothing in this article is meant to in any way constitute legal advice; it is purely informational. The holiday season is high season for drinking and driving offences [...]

2015 Thursday, November 19,

Social Media for Lawyers: questions, tips, risk, and use.

By |November 19th, 2015|Canadian Criminal Law|

Social media for lawyers: questions, tips, and risks. Quite recently, social media has become a very fascinating, controversial, and widely discussed topic among lawyers. It has formed the theme of countless legal conferences, professional development courses, and debate on ethical rules surrounding [...]

2015 Wednesday, March 4,

Domestic Assault Charges in Ontario

By |March 4th, 2015|Canadian Criminal Law, domestic violence|

What is domestic violence about in Ontario and how is it treated? A lot of people have telephoned, emailed, and spoke to me recently confused about how to properly with domestic assault charges in Ontario in the face of zero-tolerance [...]

2015 Friday, January 2,

The Victim Quagmire: The Input of Complainants in Domestic Assault Prosecutions

By |January 2nd, 2015|Canadian Criminal Law, criminal law, Criminal Offences, domestic violence, Victims of crime|

The Victim Quagmire:  The Input of Complainants in Domestic Assault Prosecutions Victims of domestic abuse often find themselves in difficult positions in the Canadian criminal justice system. Some victims do not understand that once they make an allegation to police, if [...]

2014 Wednesday, December 31,

The Year in Review: Robichaud’s Canada’s Top Criminal Law Cases for 2014

By |December 31st, 2014|Canadian Criminal Law, Case Law and Legal Commentary, Legal Commentary, Supreme Court of Canada Recent Decisions|

A year in review: the top 10 cases in criminal law for 2014 in Canada. Apart from the early to mid-80's when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect and was interpreted by the Courts, the past five years have hosted [...]

2014 Tuesday, November 11,

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

By |November 11th, 2014|Canadian Criminal Law, Celebrity criminal cases, Criminal Offences, Evidence, Right to a Fair Trial, Sexual Offences, Assault, Exploitation, Similar Fact Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Victims of crime|

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified. Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual assault victims and the difficulties they face when struggling with the decision to come forward and, [...]