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Alberta’s Bill 29: An Act to Reduce...

Under new legislation police officers in Alberta will determine whether or not to lay criminal offence charges on impaired drivers. The Province of Alberta is to laregly decriminalization impaired driving with new legislation, Bill 29. This anticipated decriminalization follows an Alberta Court of Appeal decision that struck down existing impaired driving laws, finding that  it was unconstitutional to try the suspension of a driver’s licence to the outcome of the accused’s court case. The Alberta Court of Appeal struck down the section of the province’s Traffic Safety Act that allowed for immediate and mandatory suspension for anyone charged with impaired driving.   The Court ruled this was a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as these laws ignored the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial before any punishment is imposed. The Alberta government won’t appeal this ruling and has instead…

3 Jan 2018

Is There a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy...

28 Dec 2017

With R. v. Marakah the Supreme Court of Canada was called to examine if a reasonable expectation of privacy may be found in text messages stored…

Is it a Crime to Catcall Someone?

27 Dec 2017

  it is possible to be charged with a criminal offence for catcalling.     “Catcalling” typically refers to the behaviour where one person makes a…

What is a Restraining Order?

21 Dec 2017

The process for the issuance of a peace bond restraining order in Canada. In Canada when someone refers to a “restraining order” typically they are, in…

Is it a Crime to Practice Medicine with a...

20 Dec 2017

Th consequences of a criminal record can have serious affects on a physician’s or surgeon’s medical licence. It is not a crime in Ontario to practice…

The Effect of Criminal Offence Charges For...

1 Dec 2017

Don’t put your real estate licence at risk, ensure a favourable outcome for your criminal offence charges. Criminal offence charges can present difficulty for members of,…

Is it a Crime to Lie About Your Criminal...

30 Nov 2017

Criminal offence charges can affect your professional licence.  Professions in certain fields such as, health care and real estate are regulated professions that typically require a…