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What are my Rights when asked to take a Breathalyzer Test?
What are my rights if police pull me over for an alcohol test? In Ontario, the police can pull anyone over and request their driver’s
What is Lawyer-client Privilege?
“I’m your lawyer, gentlemen” – What is solicitor-client privilege? I will maintain the confidence and preserve inviolate the secrets of my client. Whether I like
Jian Ghomeshi Trial provokes Debate about Defence Lawyer Procedures
The recent Jian Ghomeshi trial received extensive news coverage and sparked media attention on the ‘appropriate’ behaviour for defence attorneys in sexual assault cases. In
Rights Matter: Breath Evidence excluded after Turban not returned
Rights Matter: Breath evidence excluded after turban not returned By Katrina Trask Last week, Justice Copeland of the Ontario Court of Justice issued her decision in
A Hypothetical Analysis: Would Justin Trudeau Be Guilty of Assault?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made national and international headlines for his actions in the House of Commons during the evening of May 18. Frustrated with
Medications for Prisoners
On May 1, according to a CBC News report posted on May 10th 2016, Bradley Errol Green, a 26-year-old father of three young children and
Being charged with Domestic Assault
A domestic relationship is a personal or legal relationship, including but not limited to marriage, usually involving individuals who live together and share a mutual
DUI Evidence was excluded because the Arresting Officer performed an Unreasonable Frisk Search
While arresting a woman on alcohol-related charges in December 2014, the arresting officer performed a frisk search that exposed the woman’s undergarment and breasts in
A DUI Arrest cannot be based on an Officer’s Hunch that a Driver is Impaired
An arrest for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol cannot be made on the basis of a police officer’s hunch. Before making an arrest,
Understanding Assault Charges
An Assault occurs when a person intentionally applies force, attempts to apply force or threatens to apply force to another person without their consent. An