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Can I be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired?

By |2019-04-29T10:30:00-04:00April 29th, 2019|

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, can a person be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired by drug or alcohol? Yes. It is now illegal to to paddle dangerously (s. 249 [...]

The culture of complacency in criminal court

By |2019-08-12T22:52:11-04:00April 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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-20T09:19:20-04:00December 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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38-04:00December 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 [...]