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As part of our mission to keep you informed of your legal rights, we have created this blog to cover a wide range of topics and useful information regarding criminal defence. Be sure to check back regularly for our latest entries.

B.C.’s Solution to Driving Under the Influence

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Driving Offences|

When you need to get somewhere quickly and there is no other driving or transportation option, taking a taxi is your go-to mode of transport. In the last few years, however, ridesharing has gained popularity. [...]

B.C. Waiting for Approval on Higher Premiums for Bad Drivers

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Blogs|

This past March, British Columbians were asked by the provincial government to provide feedback on whether or not bad drivers should pay more for their Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) premiums.  This way, good [...]

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Impact Crossing the U.S. Border                         

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Drug Offences|

With the Cannabis Act set to pass in the summer of 2018, there are implications for Canadians looking to cross the U.S. border. With the new legislation, Canadian adults will be able to legally purchase [...]

Sexual Assault: The Breaching of a Tenant’s Trust

By |May 28th, 2018|Categories: Sex Crimes|

This past March, Jorge Alim Vega Ramirez was sentenced to two years less a day in jail for sexually assaulting one of his female tenants, an ESL student from Japan, in 2013. The victim’s identity [...]

B.C. Supreme Court Overturns Mandatory Minimum Sentence in Sexual Interference Case

By |May 28th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Sex Crimes|

Mandatory minimums were created to provide an automatic punishment for certain crimes, including drug trafficking, child exploitation, and sex crimes. But crimes are not committed in rigid situations. A court has many, sometimes conflicting, aspects [...]

Know When “No” Means “No” & Avoid Sexual Assault Charges

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Sex Crimes|

The #metoo movement is conjuring up many discussions regarding the rights of women, the behaviour of men, and the ever-evolving line that is continuously crossed. Critics of the #metoo movement blame women for whipping men [...]

What British Columbia is Doing in Response to Marijuana DUI Offences

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Drug Offences|

Since British Columbia is a marijuana-friendly province, new regulations and a 90-day ban were introduced in February to dissuade people from using marijuana while driving. When marijuana becomes legal nation-wide later this year, the British [...]

What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence Charges

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|

After you’ve been charged for domestic violence, you may be feeling confused and shocked with many questions swirling around your mind. You’ll want to know the details surrounding the charges and what your next move [...]

Assault Cases: When Witness Recollections Don’t Match

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|

In the recent British Columbia criminal case R. v. Mathis, the accused, Mr. Mathis, was charged with assaulting the complainant, Mr. Keuris, during a dance party after a baseball tournament in June 2016. Based on [...]

Tips for Hiring the Right Lawyer

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|

Being charged with a criminal offence is an extremely serious matter. Having the right lawyer to present and defend your case can make the difference between a life behind bars and a life of freedom. [...]

Understanding DUI Laws and Jail Time in British Columbia

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Blogs|

In British Columbia, it is not uncommon for a driver to face jail time for a DUI; in fact, in certain cases it is mandatory. Penalties for driving over the legal limit range from fines [...]

How to Appeal an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (and Win)

By |November 11th, 2017|Categories: Blogs|

If you’ve just received a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition (IRP), you are facing stiff penalties, heavy fees for courses, and a threat to your ability to earn a living. Our criminal defence lawyers know how [...]

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