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  • Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Trinchi, 2019 ONCA 356

    Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Trinchi, 2019 ONCA 356 R v Trinchi is the most recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in a string of cases related to the offence of voyeurism under s. 162(1) of the Criminal Code (see our previous post on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R v Jarvis). Two peo … Read more »

  • Can I be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired?

    Under the Criminal Code of Canada, can a person be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired by drug or alcohol?Yes. It is now illegal to to paddle dangerously (s. 249 of the Criminal Code), to hit-and-paddle (s. 252), to drunk-paddle (s. 253), or to be impaired with a paddle … Read more »

  • The culture of complacency in criminal court

    “Tim, meet Justice system. Justice system, meet some guy and his lawyer.”A few weeks ago, “Tim” (not his real name) approached our firm to represent him on serious criminal allegations. He was arrested, charged, and released from police custody mid-March. So, Tim diligently and promptly scheduled an … Read more »

  • Impaired Driving Laws in Canada – Bill C46

    Bill C-46: The New Impaired Driving Laws in Canada Relating for Cannabis, Alcohol, and other DrugsBelow is a detailed paper of the changes brought on by C-46 and the impact it has upon impaired driving law in Canada. Referencing the toll impaired driving has upon the Canadian population and the impe … Read more »

  • Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10

    Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10Brief Summary A school teacher secretly recorded his female students’ breasts with a camera pen while they were engaged in normal activities at school. Mr. Jarvis was charged with voyeurism under s. 162(1) of the Criminal Code. That offence is commit … Read more »