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, [...]
New Drinking and Driving Laws in Canada
This article is the first in a series of articles expected out in the next few months from David Anber’s Law Office. For years we [...]
Can the Police Publish The Name of a Drunk Driver Online?
Recently, the York Regional Police Force started publishing online the names of people charged with impaired driving. The intention is obvious: to shame people accused [...]
Is it a criminal offence to drive while your license is suspended?
A question which I often get asked is whether or not driving with a suspended licence is a criminal offence. Before I can answer this, [...]
Do All Police Cars Have Dash Cams?
Lately, I have been frequently asked by clients if they can see the video footage from the dash-mounted cameras (aka dash-cams or dashboard cameras) in [...]
David Anber’s Law Office Playing Golf and Raising Money for Charity in the Ottawa Community
Katherine, Matthew, Dana and David hit the links on August 17, to participate in the Faces Magazine 5th annual charity golf tournament. As one of [...]
Sexual Assault in the age of the #MeToo Movement
Since October 2017, the "#MeToo movement" has been in the news. For those of you who aren't entirely clear what this movement is, it is [...]
Jail for Driving Without Insurance?
A question I often get asked is if you can go to jail for driving without insurance. I get asked this by first-time offenders and [...]
Criminal Lawyer Who Practices in Ontario and Quebec
For many of my clients, being involved in the criminal justice system is a one-off, one time thing. I represent them for several months (or [...]
Can an Assault charge be dropped if it was in self defence?
This week’s question is one that I get frequently; it asks about invoking “self defence” in an assault case. In order to answer this case [...]