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Driving A Bicycle Under The Influence: When...

Many people ride their bicycles regularly to help the environment and get exercise on their way to work. In Ontario cities, bike paths are commonly found and you can even rent a bicycle through city-wide initiatives. However, that does not mean that you can use drugs and alcohol then get on your bike to pedal home without consequence. If you are caught driving a bicycle under the influence you will be charged. When can you be charged? There are laws in place to protect cyclists from motorists when they share the road. In turn there are laws that cyclists must obey as well such as wearing a helmet. Even if you are obeying bicycle safety laws in Ontario, you can still be charged with driving under the influence. If you are stopped by a police officer who believes that you are riding while impaired by drugs or alcohol you can…

18 Dec 2015

Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs In...

9 Dec 2015

Like alcohol, drugs can impair your driving. When your driving is impaired, although you may feel fine, you run the risk of getting into an accident or worse, causing an…

When Can A Police Officer Legally Search You?

2 Dec 2015

Most people are not familiar with their rights and assume that if an officer of the law wishes to search you, that you must comply. However, that is simply not…

What Are Police Vulnerable Sector Checks?

24 Nov 2015

During the application process for employment, volunteer positions or academic positions within certain organizations, applicants might find themselves subject to the Police Reference Check Program as a condition of their…

Holiday Drinking And Driving: What You Need...

18 Nov 2015

When it comes to the holidays, it’s easy to overindulge. However, if you do enjoy multiple holiday drinks, do not get in your car and drive home. Drinking and driving…

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a…

What Does “Jurisdiction” Mean?

18 Aug 2015

The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law, and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak. It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make decisions on…