7 practical tips on digital evidence for lawyers. Protection, preservation, tracking, and privilege.

7 tips for lawyers on guarding privilege, protecting client rights, and tracking evidence in the digital age. When I was an articling student, my principal [...]

By | 2017-07-10T22:14:23+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

Trafficking drugs includes more than selling, it also includes sharing.

Trafficking in a controlled substances means a lot more than selling it for profit.  What does this mean for Rob Ford? In light of the breaking news that is happening [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:15+00:00 April 30th, 2014|

“Under False Pretences”: How the Court Deals with Errors in Informations to Obtain Search Warrants

Search warrants, errors, omissions, and corroboration: a basic overview of what we look for as lawyers. To obtain a search warrant, police must present the issuing justice with sufficient [...]

By | 2017-06-27T08:11:06+00:00 February 24th, 2014|

No password on your phone? Fair game for police to search on arrest: R. v. Fearon, Ont.C.A., Feb 20, 2013

The Case of Fearon: Police Given the Green Light to Search a Phone if not Password Protected. The case of R. v. Fearon, 2013 ONCA 106 sets out general [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:17+00:00 February 20th, 2013|

The case of R. v. Aucoin: rights rendered meaningless without remedies.

The case of R. v. Aucoin: is there such a thing as a right without a remedy? On November 30, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of R. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:18+00:00 December 18th, 2012|

Police T.A.V.I.S. unit went too far, judge rules.

Causing a disturbance under the eyes of Toronto Police's T.A.V.I.S. On Thursday, Justice Brewer released her judgment on R. v. Fitzroy Osbourne.  Police, acting under in their capacity [...]

By | 2017-06-29T10:48:44+00:00 March 22nd, 2008|