2021 Tuesday, March 2,

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Law of NCR in Canada

By |2021-03-03T01:36:27+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Defence of Not-Criminally Responsible (NCR) in Canada Whenever a high-profile case results in a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCR), outrage [...]

2021 Saturday, January 16,

What Can Police Do to Enforce Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order?

By |2021-01-16T16:38:07+00:00January 16th, 2021|

What Can Police Do to Enforce Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order? In response to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government issued a stay-at-home order on January 12. This order prohibits individuals from leaving home [...]

2020 Monday, May 11,

Restraining Orders and Peace Bonds in Ontario

By |2020-09-10T16:23:45+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Peace Bonds / Restraining Orders In Ontario: How to get one; how to oppose one. S. 810 Recognizance vs Common Law Peace Bond The term “restraining order” is often thrown around in [...]

2019 Tuesday, April 23,

The culture of complacency in criminal court

By |2019-08-12T22:52:11+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

“Tim, meet Justice system. Justice system, meet some guy and his lawyer.” A few weeks ago, “Tim” (not his real name) approached our firm to represent him on serious criminal allegations. He was [...]

2018 Thursday, December 20,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966

By |2018-12-20T09:19:20+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966 The “Cumulative Hearsay” Issue R v Mohamed is an Ontario Court of Appeal decision delivered by Strathy C.J.O., Watt and [...]

2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]