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Circumstantial Evidence – What Does This Mean?

When I began law school, I was aware that something called “circumstantial evidence” existed. If asked to describe it, I wasn’t able to. This was never taught in any of my classes throughout my studies, and yet I kept coming across the term. So, one day, mid-way through law[...]

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Unreasonable Delay & the Right to a Speedy Trial

Many people think that my job involves getting people off on technicalities. Although that is sometimes true, generally speaking the Criminal Code of Canada and the Provincial Offences Act in Ontario are very stingy when it comes to so-called technicalities. More often than not t[...]

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Second Opinions from Criminal Lawyers – What are They?

People often come to me to get a second opinion, and they are frequently surprised when I tell them that I am not in a position to offer more than some topical information about their case. Why is this? The expression “second opinion” seems to have its origin in the medical f[...]

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David Anber’s Radio Interview on The Lynn Martin Show

David Anber was interviewed on Friday June 10th at 11:00AM by Lynn Martin on AM800 Radio.  The topic of discussion was the Highway Traffic Act. You can listen to the full interview here: https://soundcloud.com/am800-lynn-martin/friday-june-10th-11am-criminal-defense-lawyer-davi[...]

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Why you must not speak to the Police

This week, a client of David Anber’s Law Office had charges withdrawn. What made this case unusual? In this particular case, the prosecution decided to withdraw the charges before the first Court date (and less than one month after I had written to the Crown). Why? The Reas[...]

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What Are My Chances?

I get asked this question a lot: “What are my chances?” Often it comes with a request for some kind of percentage. “Do I have more than a 50/50 chance?” “This is like 90% right?” “Do I have any chance to [insert solution here]?” The question is a good one, but the[...]

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$290 in your pocket cannot be “proceeds of crime”

Mr. Anber’s client was charged with drug trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, and breaching bail conditions when police raided his vehicle last year. No drugs were found on the client, but one of his passengers had a stash in his pocket, some of which he stuffe[...]

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2015 Off To A Good Start

January, 2015 saw a number of trials progress towards conclusions expected later this year. In particular, there was: Impaired Driving Care and Control case where the defence of “no care and control” appears to have significant merit; A sexual assault preliminary hear[...]

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A Motor Vehicle Accident does not mean guilt

This client of Mr. Anber had no criminal record but, due to a slip of the foot on the gas pedal, he found himself facing charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. Both of those charges have a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.[...]

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