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2018 Thursday, January 4,

Text Message Privacy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going (by Gerald Chan)

By |2018-03-21T12:09:16-04:00January 4th, 2018|

We are very pleased to have the following guest post by Gerald Chan of Stockwoods in Toronto. Gerald Chan is a leading litigator in Canada, practicing in regulatory, criminal, and administrative law.  He is co-author of Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook by Emonds Publishing. His [...]

2013 Monday, December 2,

Bill C-13: (Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act)

By |2017-06-22T12:28:24-04:00December 2nd, 2013|

An Overview of Bill C-13: "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act" On November 20, 2013, Bill C-13 was introduced for First Reading. Although it is entitled "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act", the bill stretches much [...]

2013 Wednesday, February 20,

No password on your phone? Fair game for police to search on arrest: R. v. Fearon, Ont.C.A., Feb 20, 2013

By |2016-10-24T11:59:17-04:00February 20th, 2013|

The Case of Fearon: Police Given the Green Light to Search a Phone if not Password Protected. The case of R. v. Fearon, 2013 ONCA 106 sets out general guidelines for searching cell phones [...]

2013 Tuesday, February 12,

How do I get the Police to Destroy my Fingerprint Records?

By |2017-06-14T18:01:22-04:00February 12th, 2013|

Destroying fingerprints and records held by the police. If you have ever been charged with a crime, the police may have your fingerprints and other records on file. This can have serious implications on [...]

2012 Monday, December 24,

At a R.I.D.E. program stop: who gets to go, who has to blow?

By |2017-06-14T17:31:03-04:00December 24th, 2012|

'Tis the Season for Police R.I.D.E. Programs in Ontario It's the Holiday Season, and with it comes increased police presence in Ontario of R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiatives by police.  If you are [...]

2012 Tuesday, December 18,

The case of R. v. Aucoin: rights rendered meaningless without remedies.

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 18th, 2012|

The case of R. v. Aucoin: is there such a thing as a right without a remedy? On November 30, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of R. v. Aucoin, 2012 SCC 66 (CanLII). [...]

2012 Thursday, December 13,

Shoplifting, Theft, and Diversion

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 13th, 2012|

Shoplifting, Theft, and Diversion: having your charges withdrawn. With the holiday season coming up, the frequency of calls our lawyers receive for shoplifting charges and questions about theft and diversion increases significantly.   This post [...]