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What Are Your Rights When Interacting With...

You have rights when interacting with the police. What Are Some of The Different Ways Toronto Police Officers May Interact With You? Informal Interactions Investigative Detention Arrest Other Situations  What Are Informal Interactions With The Police?  An officer may try to speak to you at any time. Your participation is voluntary. You can speak with the officer or you are free to leave at any time.  What Are Carding Rules in 2017? Carding,  also known as street checks, is a  police practice where the police randomly stop people to collect their personal information. As of January 1st 2017 a new Ontario regulation will ban carding. This regulation will impose strict parameters for Toronto Police to abide within when interacting with the public during informal interactions. Race is prohibited from being any part of a police officer’s reason for asking for someone’s identifying information. police must tell people they…

26 May 2016

Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

24 May 2016

Spitting on someone is considered an assault.   It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian…

What are the Potential Sentences for a...

19 May 2016

A domestic assault conviction carries serious consequences. Domestic Assault Charges  In our experience as Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyers, domestic assault charges are very common. Domestic assault…

What is Sexual Consent?

12 May 2016

without clear consent sexual activity is sexual assault. Sexual consent is sexual behaviour that both parties consent to. While this may seem like an unequivocally  clear…

What is the Difference Between Criminal...

6 May 2016

What are Criminal Offences?   Different offences carry different consequences In the Canadian legal system, there are offences legislated under the Criminal Code of Canada and…

What is Carding?

28 Apr 2016

  New legislation will regulate controversial police carding practices.   Carding, also known as police checks, is the police practice of arbitrarily and randomly stopping an…

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…