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What Are Your Rights If You Are Arrested or Detained

If you have been arrested or detained, it is essential to know your rights with the police. This post will discuss your constitutional rights upon arrest according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will examine how a Toronto criminal defence lawyer...

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What Are The Actual Limits To Self-Defence Against an Assault?

Self-defence does not provide carte-blanche to use as much force as a person wants. The concept is often misunderstood, and this misunderstanding can lead to criminal charges. In this article, we take a look at what self-defense actually includes in Canada. “As Much...

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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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