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...
Sexual Assault in the age of the #MeToo Movement

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 an international movement against sexual harassment and assault which is spreading virally as a hashtag used on...
Jail for Driving Without Insurance?

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 I get asked this by people with multiple prior convictions. I can say that when I opened my firm, while still in law school (taking on...
Criminal Lawyer Who Practices in Ontario and Quebec

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 even years) and we close the case, usually in a successful manner. But I also have a number of clients who have been ‘repeat...