2017 Friday, September 8,

5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer

By | 2017-09-08T10:34:49+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017 Monday, August 28,

What does “Care and Control” mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? 

By | 2017-10-02T11:12:27+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

What does "Care and Control" mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? "Drinking and Driving" In Canadian criminal law, there are two distinct offences [...]

2017 Thursday, July 27,

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

By | 2017-10-02T11:12:51+00:00 July 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 [...]

2017 Monday, July 10,

7 practical tips on digital evidence for lawyers. Protection, preservation, tracking, and privilege.

By | 2017-07-10T22:14:23+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017 Friday, June 30,

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

By | 2017-07-01T06:52:32+00:00 June 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 [...]

2017 Tuesday, June 20,

Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence

By | 2017-07-02T09:15:32+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Is impaired driving a criminal offence in Ontario, Canada? A common misunderstanding among many Canadians is viewing impaired driving and "Over 80" charges as something less than "criminal". [...]

2017 Sunday, April 30,

London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.

By | 2017-04-30T08:23:58+00:00 April 30th, 2017|

London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud's with more on the horizon. Our firm is very pleased to announce the opening of our new criminal law office [...]