June 2020 Update to Ontario Courts’ Response to COVID-19
In response to the uncertainty of the pandemic, Ontario criminal courts will continue to operate on a reduced schedule. Matters will be automatically postponed unless [...]
David Anber Defends against Coronavirus Charges During COVID-19 Lockdown
This unprecedented time has brought with it many new bylaws across Canada – many of which are vague and even easy to violate. If you [...]
Email Addresses for Ontario Courthouses
In the wake of COVID-19 (corona virus) the Ontario Court of Justice is now posting email address for urgent filings. How can I email the [...]
Update to Ontario Courts’ Response to COVID-19 (a.k.a. ‘coronavirus’)
The response of Ontario criminal courts to the pandemic has been to cease all non-essential operations and appearances. As discussed below, criminal cases can proceed [...]
Do I Need to Go to Court While the Corona Virus is Active?
COVID-19 and the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice Criminal courts in Ontario are delaying all appearances in order to prevent further [...]
What happens if I’m caught driving more than 50 km/h over the speed limit?
What are the expected outcomes? The worst-case scenario is being found guilty — the presumed minimum fine is $2,505.00 (after various costs are added), and [...]
Why Is a Jury Trial so Much Longer Than a Trial Without a Jury?
This question comes to me from overseas this week. A client of mine is under investigation for a crime and is currently overseas. The police [...]
Is It a Criminal Offence to Leave the Scene of a Fender Bender?
I was involved in a fender bender, where I hit another car at a stop light. I was on my way to the airport and [...]
Toronto Police Conduct Too Many Strip Searches, Report Says
A recent report has found that Toronto police conduct more strip searches than any other police force in Ontario, and Gerry McNeilly, Independent Police Review [...]
How can a defence lawyer prove that racial profiling occurred during a traffic stop?
It’s very difficult to do, and is almost always proven through circumstantial evidence, as opposed to direct evidence. Direct evidence is evidence which, if believed, [...]