What to Do After Being Arrested for a DUI in Ontario: A Step-by-Step Guide [2023]

What to Do After Being Arrested for a DUI in Ontario: A Step-by-Step Guide [2023]

Impaired driving, refuse breath sample, and “Over 80” are all drinking and driving offences. In recent years, there has been a significant evolution in Canada’s DUI laws. Recent revisions to the Criminal Code have made it easier for the Crown to secure convictions. The consequences of a conviction have also increased. The complex nature of […]

Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault: Your Rights and Options For Seeking Help

Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault: Your Rights and Options For Seeking Help

It can be overwhelming to imagine being accused or even found guilty of a crime you did not commit. If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, others may disparage your character before even hearing your version of events. False claims in a sexual assault prosecution have the potential to harm your reputation and […]

Defending Criminal Cases: Strategies and Approaches for Success

Defending Criminal Cases: Strategies and Approaches for Success

Our reputation for winning is built on our powerful representation, skillful advocacy, and unwavering pursuit of success for our clients. Lawyers devote their entire careers to perfecting their craft, striving to improve their advocacy inside and outside the courtroom. When your future depends on the defence abilities of your lawyer, it is imperative that they […]

The Consequences of a Criminal Record in Canada: What You Need to Know

The Consequences of a Criminal Record in Canada: What You Need to Know

In Canada, having a criminal record can have severe short- and long-term repercussions. A criminal record in Canada may have various consequences, including: It is important to remember that the effects of having a criminal record might fluctuate based on the type of act committed and the case’s particulars. If you are worried about the […]

What is Sexual Assault?

What is Sexual Assault?

The term “sexual assault” refers to any unwanted sexual contact, not merely non-consensual sexual intercourse. Sexual assault can take many different forms, including touching, kissing, and fondling. To determine whether the touching was sexual, the court takes into account the entire set of facts, including the body part contacted, the verbal and physical gestures that […]

Is Pepper Spray Legal in Canada?

Is Pepper Spray Legal in Canada?

In Canada, there is no Criminal Code offence that specifically lists the words “pepper spray.” That being said, an item does not have to be explicitly mentioned in the Criminal Code for its possession to be illegal. Pepper Spray is illegal in Canada by virtue of the fact it is included in regulations that deem […]

What Are the Drug Possession Laws in Canada?

What Are the Drug Possession Laws in Canada?

Drug possession is the charge of having a drug listed on the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) in your possession. There are eight separate schedules of controlled substances listed in this law.  The Schedule of Drugs and the quantity of drugs possessed both affect the criminal penalty for drug possession. Drugs are considered to […]

Assault and Battery 

Assault and Battery 

It is not unusual for criminal lawyers to get calls from individuals inquiring about what assault and battery are. Assault is a criminal offence in Canada and is discussed in more detail below. Battery, on the other hand, is not found anywhere in the Criminal Code. “Assault and Battery” is a common term heard on […]

What Are the Penalties for DUI and Impaired Driving in Ontario?

What are the penalties for DUI and impaired driving in Ontario

Impaired driving is viewed as a serious offence in Canada, and the penalties for being charged and convicted of DUI offences can be high. This article will explain the typical ranges of penalties for these types of offences.  In recent years, there has been a major evolution in drunk driving laws. Recent revisions to the […]