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...
Can the Police Publish The Name of a Drunk Driver Online?

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 of driving drunk in the hopes that it will deter others. But the people charged are, in the eyes of...
Do All Police Cars Have Dash Cams?

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 police cars. Many of my clients are surprised to learn that in the vast majority of cases I see, there is no...