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You Can’t Be Convicted Of A Driving Offence Simply Because Your Actions Caused An Injury
As exemplified in the below criminal trial, Canadian case law finds that a driver cannot be found guilty of a driving-related offence solely, or even
Defendant Who Was Sleepwalking Is Found ‘not Criminally Responsible’ for Sexual Assault
Under Canada’s Criminal Code s. 16, a person cannot be held criminally responsible for an action or omission they made while suffering from a mental
You face severe Penalties if you share Pot with an Underage Friend or Family Member
On October 17th, Canada legalized recreational marijuana but also passed tough laws in the Cannabis Act to prevent young people from consuming pot. The Cannabis
Carding – Know your Rights if you’re stopped for a ‘Street Check’
Carding (or ‘street checking’) is the process where police arbitrarily stop someone on the street and ask them to their personal information. In the Toronto
Mandatory Roadside Testing will make it easier for Police to detect Drunk Drivers
Amendments to Canada’s impaired driving laws became effective today, and are intended to simplify and modernize drunk driving laws. Legislators believe that the changes will
Can the Defence present Evidence of a Complainant’s Sexual Activity in a Sexual Assault Case?
The Criminal Code makes a presumption that a complainant’s past sexual activity (excluding the sexual activity that is related to the charge) cannot be brought as
Occupant in stopped Car is found ‘not guilty’ of DUI despite registering ‘over 80’
In a 2018 trial, R. v. Subramaniam, drunk driving charges were dismissed against a man who was under the influence of alcohol when he was
Are Police still making Arrests for Marijuana Possession?
Earlier this year, Canada’s Health Minister announced that marijuana producers and the provinces need another two or three months to prepare for the legalization of
Avoid stiff Penalties due to a Careless Driving Conviction
In Ontario, police officers often charge drivers with Careless Driving when the officer believes the driver was engaged in an unsafe driving action or failed
Canada’s Jury Selection Process under Review after Gerald Stanley Murder Trial
A jury’s recent decision to acquit a 56-year old man on the charge of second-degree murder has prompted intense political debate about whether Canada’s current