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What Are The Consequences Of Filing A False Police Report In Canada?
By now we have all been subjected to the tragic details of television star Jussie Smollett's alleged attack in Chicago earlier this year.
8 Mar 2019
Is It Illegal For A Teacher To Secretly Film Their Students' Cleavage?
Most, if not all, of us can likely agree that it is wrong to film someone without their consent. We can also probably agree that it is even more wrong when the filming is sexual in nature.
6 Mar 2019
Can I Be Criminalized Or Given A Custodial Sentence For Possessing Or Using ‘Legal' Cannabis?
The answer to the above question is really dependent on how someone obtains their cannabis and what one then does with their legal cannabis.
4 Mar 2019
Can I Claim Compensation From A Distracted Driver And How Will The New Distracted Driving Laws In Ontario Affect Road Users?
In a recent blog post, we discussed the legalities surrounding the operation of motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs, under the Criminal Code of Canada.
7 Jan 2019
I Have Been Assaulted, Can I Claim Compensation For Personal Injury Arising From This Assault?
In Canada, reasonable expectation of personal safety is enforced criminally and civilly and in a previous post we already described the implications associated with dishonest sexual assault...
18 Dec 2018
Criminal Record vs. Police Records
Those who first come into contact with the criminal justice system often want to know – will I end up having a criminal record? The typical answer has been that you will only have a criminal record...
19 Mar 2018
Failure To Contact Interpreter Critical In Decision To Set Aside Over 80 Conviction
In the recent case of R. v. John, a summary conviction appeal court set aside a conviction for Over 80 as a result of the police not contacting an interpreter when they should have done so.
30 Jan 2018
"Defence of Others" Raised In Fatal Hit And Run Case
After a number of court appearances there has been a major development in the case involving a man who claims he ran over someone to save a woman's life.
27 Nov 2017
Harvey Weinstein & Civil Procedure
An unnamed Toronto actress has sued Harvey Weinstein, Walt Disney and Miramax on allegations of sexual assault from about 20 years ago.
13 Nov 2017
Increase In Self-Represented Litigants Increases Issues
Recent news stories have been buzzing about the implications of Dellen Millard, the person accused of murdering Laura Babcock some years ago, foregoing counsel and choosing to act...
2 Nov 2017
If My Guests Drive Drunk/Stoned, Am I Responsible?
October is here, and over the next few months, there will be a number of family gatherings and work events that may involve the consumption of alcohol/drugs.
16 Oct 2017
Las Vegas Shooting: 50 Dead And Over 400 Injured
A shooting occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 50 people and wounding 400 making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
9 Oct 2017
Drug Evidence Excluded In Strip Search Case
In a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Justice (R. v MacPherson, 2017 ONCJ 615 (CanLII)), an accused was facing charges of possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking...
4 Oct 2017
Harsher Penalties Proposed For Distracted Driving
Harsher penalties have been proposed for distracted and careless drivers, in an effort to help save the lives of pedestrians and cyclists.
28 Sep 2017
Man Arrested For Disrupting Filming In Riverdale
HBO has been filming a movie featuring Michael B. Jordan and Scarborough-born YouTube star Lilly Singh, however a frustrated neighbour of 450 Pape Avenue took matters into his own hands, resulting in his arrest on Monday Afternoon.
25 Sep 2017
CBSA Arrests 2, Recovers 273kg Of Cocaine In Sailboat At Nova Scotia Harbour
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers found approximately 273kg of cocaine on board a 29 foot boat, calling it "unusual" that such a small vessel had that much of a load.
18 Sep 2017
Police Chopper Hit With Laser Over Bowmanville, Results In Charges
We've all been told at some point in our lives that shooting a laser into a helicopter's cockpit will blind the pilot, and we've also been told that if we do so, we can be arrested and charged.
4 Sep 2017
Former Lottery Worker Sentenced To 25 Years For Rigging Winnings
On Tuesday, former security director for the Multistate Lottery Association (MLA) Eddie Tipton, was given the maximum sentence – 25 years.
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30 Aug 2017
Police Now Require Search Warrants To Obtain Hydro Records For Grow-Op Investigations
Police practices are about to change, now that the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that police investigating a suspected marijuana grow-op now require a search warrant to obtain hydro record from utility companies.
23 Aug 2017
Man Pleads Guilty To Disruption On Air Canada Flight
Brandon Courneyea, the defendant, admitted to interfering with a flight attendant last month. His actions opened him up to a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 USD fine.
23 Aug 2017
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