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Unreasonable Delay & the Right to a Speedy Trial

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...

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Second Opinions from Criminal Lawyers – What are They?

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...

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Why you must not speak to the Police

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This week, a client of David Anber's Law Office had charges withdrawn.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?...

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What Are My Chances?

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...

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