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2018 Friday, April 20,

11 Unexpected Ways to Go to Jail for “Legal” Cannabis: The Absurdities within Bill-45 and Ontario’s Cannabis Act

By |2018-10-16T09:49:47-04:00April 20th, 2018|

11 Unexpected Ways to Go to Jail for "Legal" Cannabis: The Absurdities within Bill-45 and Ontario’s Cannabis Act Look into the future with me: It is some time in late 2018, Bill C-45 has [...]

2018 Wednesday, March 14,

Understanding impaired driving and similar criminal offences in Canada.

By |2018-04-01T14:13:05-04:00March 14th, 2018|

Understanding impaired driving charges in Canada (including DUI, refusal to provide sample, and over 80) If you’ve found this website because police have just arrested you and brought you in to the station [...]

2014 Friday, July 18,

Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level

By |2017-06-22T12:13:41-04:00July 18th, 2014|

DISINCENTIVES TOWARDS INNOCENCE: A LOOK AT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS IN THE ONTARIO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (Sean Robichaud, 2004)*  * This is an older paper written many years ago.  However, it is still relevant today and seemed [...]

2014 Saturday, June 28,

Driving a Boat Impaired is the Same Offence as Driving a Car Impaired

By |2017-06-29T10:30:28-04:00June 28th, 2014|

Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drug includes boats, jet-skis, ATVs, and other recreational vehicles. We explain the consequences. Cottage life is wonderful. As I write this article, we are [...]

2013 Monday, November 11,

Should I just plead guilty to criminal charges: the basics of a plea

By |2017-06-22T12:39:09-04:00November 11th, 2013|

Step 1: Speak to a lawyer before you plead guilty.  This could have lasting consequences for the rest of your life. It is always the decision of the accused person whether or not he [...]

2013 Wednesday, March 13,

R. v. Summers by the Ont.C.A., enhanced credit, & pre-trial custody.

By |2017-06-22T12:47:50-04:00March 13th, 2013|

R. v. Summers: the standard of enhanced credit and pre-trial custody in sentencing The use of enhanced credit for pre-trial custody, or "dead time", has long been a point of controversy among the public. [...]

2012 Tuesday, November 6,

Changes in Canada’s drug laws and mandatory minimum sentences come into effect

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 6th, 2012|

Changes in Canada's drug laws and mandatory minimums come into force November 6, 2012. Canadian Drug Laws Coming into forceUnknown to many Canadians, the Conservative government's amendments to Canada's drug laws come into effect today, [...]

2012 Wednesday, October 24,

Amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act came into force yesterday, October 23, 2012

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00October 24th, 2012|

Recent amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Although covered little by Canadian media, the amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act under the Safe Streets and Community Act came into force yesterday in Canada. [...]