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|

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-28T06:36:31+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

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

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 [...]

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

Zombie Laws in Canadian Criminal Law

Revising the Canadian Criminal Code of Zombie Laws It is anticipated that the Federal Government of Canada is gearing up, polishing off those sawed-off shotguns, wrapping baseball bats [...]

By | 2017-04-06T12:09:37+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”: Is the Tertiary Ground for Detention Fundamentally Unjust?

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”:  Is the Tertiary Ground Under Canadian Law Fundamentally Unjust? It has been one-and-a-half years since the Supreme Court of Canada released R. v. [...]

By | 2017-04-06T21:38:19+00:00 March 7th, 2017|