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2017 Monday, April 10,

The Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Impaired Driving

By |2017-04-10T21:15:59-04:00April 10th, 2017|

The legalization of marijuana and its impact of impaired driving laws in Canada The legalization of marijuana brings with it many controversies including how it will affect those charged with impaired driving in [...]

2016 Monday, October 17,

The illegal practice of creepy killer clowning in Canada.

By |2017-04-06T21:43:07-04:00October 17th, 2016|

No Laughing Matter: Criminal Implications of the “Clown Terror” Trend The circus is in town. A trend that seems to have begun in the United States has spread into Canada: various, unaffiliated pranksters dressing [...]

2014 Tuesday, October 28,

“Five for Fighting”: The NHL’s Legal Liability for Effects of Fighting on Enforcers

By |2018-03-19T21:25:52-04:00October 28th, 2014|

 "Five for fighting" - The National Hockey League's Liability for Fighting and Enforcers As the season changes to winter, many Canadians turn their attention to the national pastime: hockey.  While fans and pundits discuss [...]

2014 Friday, July 25,

Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defences

By |2018-11-24T08:41:54-04:00July 25th, 2014|

Stunt Driving and Racing in Ontario: charges, defences, and penalties explained by a defence lawyer. Over the years, our law firm has successfully defended many individuals charged with "stunt driving".  In [...]

2014 Saturday, June 28,

Driving a Boat Impaired is the Same Offence as Driving a Car Impaired

By |2017-06-29T10:30:28-04:00June 28th, 2014|

Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drug includes boats, jet-skis, ATVs, and other recreational vehicles. We explain the consequences. Cottage life is wonderful. As I write this article, we are [...]

2014 Thursday, June 26,

Defending Commercial Motor Vehicle Violations

By |2016-10-24T11:59:15-04:00June 26th, 2014|

OPP Crackdown on Commercial Motor Vehicle Violations The OPP has been cracking down recently on Commercial Motor Vehicle violations in Ontario.  As part of the most recent “safety blitz”, police have been issuing tickets for [...]

2012 Monday, November 19,

Self Defence In Canada: Does one need to “retreat” in their own home from an assailant?

By |2017-11-05T19:41:38-04:00November 19th, 2012|

Self Defence Law in Canada: Retreat or Not to Retreat? Justices Sharpe, Simmons, and Epstein JJ.A. held that, in short, a person is not required to "retreat" from his own home and was not [...]

2011 Sunday, January 2,

What to do if facing criminal charges in Ontario

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00January 2nd, 2011|

What should you do if you are facing criminal charges in Ontario? What do you do if you are facing criminal charges?  Very few individuals expect to be charged with a criminal offence at any [...]