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What is Electronic Monitoring?

EMS seeks to ensure that individuals abide by their conditional sentence an curfew conditions. In Ontario, the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) is made up of electronic monitoring technologies that allow for Ontario Ministry staff to monitor offenders’ compliance with their Conditional Sentence (house arrest) and parolees’ compliance with their curfew conditions. EMS is imposed by Ontario Judges as an optional condition for Conditional Sentence Orders, for individuals serving Conditional Sentences, and by the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board (OPERB) for individuals released on Ontario Parole and Temporary Absence Programs. EMS seeks to ensure that individuals abide by their Conditional Sentence and curfew conditions, to reduce recidivism, and to offer a less costly alternative to imprisonment. Individuals who are serving conditional sentences are placed under community supervision with the condition that they stay in their residence, with some exceptions made to allow them to attend work…

31 Mar 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

30 Mar 2016

Dewey Bozella, American boxer, spent 26 years incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. #wrongfullyconvitedwednesdays In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a…

Is Prostitution A Crime?

29 Mar 2016

In the past three years there have been several amendments to the laws surrounding prostitution in Canada. This has deepened the confusion surrounding the question: Is prostitution a crime? With…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

23 Mar 2016

Toronto criminal lawyers, Kostman & Pyzer, launch #wrongfullyconvicted wednesdays with Ruben “Hurricane” Carter. Toronto Defence Lawyers is very proud to announce the launch of #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays, in…

What is the PARS Program (Early Intervention...

17 Mar 2016

The PARS or Early Intervention Program may not be for everyone. Ontario’s Domestic Violence Court has specialized processes for the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence…

Can a Confession Lead to a Conviction?

12 Mar 2016

A confession alone can lead to a criminal conviction. A confession is an incriminating statement made by a person in relation to an alleged offence. It…