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|

Text Message Privacy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going (by Gerald Chan)

We are very pleased to have the following guest post by Gerald Chan of Stockwoods in Toronto. Gerald Chan is a leading litigator in Canada, practicing in regulatory, criminal, and administrative law.  He is co-author of Digital Evidence: [...]

By | 2018-01-30T10:29:53+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

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|

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

"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 [...]

By | 2017-10-23T19:26:33+00:00 October 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|

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

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 [...]

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

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|