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Is Impaired Driving a Provincial Offence?

March 24th, 2021|Driving Offences|

Drugs or alcohol can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle, which endangers both the driver and anyone on the road, including pedestrians. In Canada, it continues to be [...]

Is it Worth Getting a Lawyer for a DUI Charge?

March 10th, 2021|Blogs|

Being criminally charged for anything—from impaired driving to sexual assault—affects the rest of your life. Representing yourself instead of hiring legal representation is mostly likely not the best solution. Why [...]

Can Someone Drop Assault Charges?

January 15th, 2021|Other Crimes|

Assault charges of any kind are taken seriously by authorities throughout Canada. If there is an allegation against you involving assault charges, you could still be prosecuted even if the [...]

What are the Legal Consequences of Driving Under the Influence?

December 16th, 2020|Driving Offences|

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs that impair the ability to drive has serious and long-lasting legal consequences.  Penalties for this offence include a license suspension, fines, [...]

How to Beat an Assault Charge in Canada

December 15th, 2020|Other Crimes|

Misunderstandings, short tempers, and rash behaviour can lead to assault charges. Assault - defined as the intentional application of force on another person directly or indirectly and without consent - [...]

Can Minors be Charged with Assault?

November 25th, 2020|Blogs, Other Crimes|

It happens. Kids get into trouble. They fall in with the wrong crowd, act rashly, and make bad decisions. However, minors have responsibilities like anyone else, and not following the [...]

Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket?

October 23rd, 2020|Blogs, Driving Offences|

Many people avoid seeking legal representation because they think it's unnecessary or expensive. Some may believe they deserve the traffic or speeding ticket, while others might think that nothing can [...]

Is a DUI a Criminal Offence in Canada?

September 28th, 2020|Driving Offences|

To most, much of the law is a mystery.  If a person were to receive a prohibition from the police, for example, they might think it was the same thing [...]

What Shows Up on a Criminal Record Check in Canada?

August 13th, 2020|Blogs|

Businesses and countries have slowly begun to open up to welcome people back after the first several months of COVID-19. Travel is now permitted in many cases, but still discouraged. [...]

When Can You Be Charged for Having Drugs in Your System?

July 17th, 2020|Drug Offences|

For the average person, law is a complex web of situations, tricky wording, fine print. Crimes that involve illegal drugs or controlled substances are no different. In fact, many people [...]