2020 Wednesday, July 22,

Defending Against Firearms Hearings and Prohibition Orders

By |2021-01-16T15:44:40+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

Defending Against Firearms Hearings and Prohibition Orders Imagine this scenario. You have been charged with a non-firearms offence, but a term of your Recognizance of Bail was to surrender all [...]

2018 Monday, February 19,

The criminal consequences of road rage

By |2018-03-20T21:42:43+00:00February 19th, 2018|

The criminal consequences of road rage charges in Canada. As criminal defence lawyers, we frequently receive calls for people charged with "road rage" incidents.  Although road rage by itself is not a criminal offence, [...]

2017 Monday, October 23,

“The police want to interview me. What do I do?”

By |2018-03-21T12:10:53+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

"The police want to interview me in a criminal investigation. What should I do?" Many times a month, our lawyers get calls from terrified people telling us that police want to interview them [...]

2017 Friday, September 8,

Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

By |2017-09-09T09:10:46+00:00September 8th, 2017|

How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking over bail hearings at two [...]

2017 Thursday, July 27,

The set-date system in Ontario needs change and here’s how…

By |2019-04-23T21:29:23+00:00July 27th, 2017|

Complacency starts in set-date Court. A solution on how small changes can have profound effects on delay. Today, across the Province of Ontario, hundreds of lawyers and thousands of unrepresented accused will waste [...]

2017 Friday, June 30,

The case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

By |2017-07-01T06:52:32+00:00June 30th, 2017|

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear: hearsay is presumptively inadmissible (or so I heard...) The case of Bradshaw. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision of R. v. Bradshaw and [...]