Do I Need to Go to Court While the Corona Virus is Active?

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 spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. “coronavirus”).  How your case will proceed during this period will depend on what...
Why Is a Jury Trial so Much Longer Than a Trial Witout a Jury?

Why Is a Jury Trial so Much Longer Than a Trial Witout 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 will likely charge him and he will need to return to Canada to obtain his Court date. He asked me for advice on what type of...
Is It a Criminal Offence to Leave the Scene of a Fender Bender?

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 couldn’t stay so I told the person I had to go and would contact them. Is it a criminal offence to leave this type of accident? This question is one that we...
New Drinking and Driving Laws in Canada

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 called them “section 253 offences.” Prior to 2008 it was s.253(a) (impaired driving) and 253(b) (driving over 80mg). Then in 2008, the...