Recent Changes to Stunt Driving Laws in Ontario and Street Racing in Ontario
We have been defending clients from Stunt-Driving/Racing charges since the creation of the most recent incarnation of the law in 2007. Just as a recap, [...]
Intermittent Jail Sentences: Not Always Served In Actual Jail
In Canada, shorter jail sentences are often structured to be served on weekends. These are called “intermittent sentences”. Courts usually order such sentences for employed [...]
What Search Powers Do Police Have at the Canadian Border?
When you go to the airport, what would you say if customs agents wanted to open all the files on your laptop? What would you [...]
The Problem with Some of the Present Laws in Canada
Some Laws Are Very Broad The problem with our present situation in Canada (and particularly in Ontario) is that we have some laws which apply [...]
Why Using the National Emergency Act Would Be Wrong
In Ottawa this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the National Emergencies Act in response to protests against COVID mandates. This was not the correct [...]
How Can I Clear Up an Old Warrant?
Every now and then, someone will call our office wanting to know how to address an outstanding arrest warrant. People are seldom confused as to [...]
Can I reduce my impaired Driving Charge to Careless Driving?
Everything you need to know if you got a DUI impaired charge and want to plead it down to careless driving or reckless driving. I [...]
10 Topics That Frequently Arise in Impaired Driving Cases – 2021 Update
The paper and video below are materials produced by David Anber at a recent conference where he presented perspectives on the laws regarding drinking and [...]
Bylaw Officer Assaults A Man And Wasn’t Charged
On April 4th, an Ottawa father was assaulted by a bylaw officer and given a $2,000 fine. He says he was singled out of the [...]
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 [...]