This article will cover all aspects of being charged with assault in Canada. What is an Assault Charge? Like many charges in the Canadian criminal code Assault covers a fairly wide range of activities. Assault in Canada can be anything from fist fight to a beggar asking for money too aggressively. It can be a […]
The Liberal government finally announced that they will provide an expedited route to getting pardons for simple marijuana convictions. This came on the day of the monumental shift in Canadian drug policy that will surely result in fewer young people having their lives turned upside for a rather harmless activity. Pardons for marijuana convictions however […]
Please be advised that the United States Customs and Border Protection Waiver Office is now closed until further notice and will no longer be accepting waiver applications, as per the notice on Toronto Pearson’s website: https://www.torontopearson.com/PearsonContent.aspx?id=1198&terms=us+entry+waiver# Following years of Saturday-only business hours, this office was briefly accepting applications on Tuesdays prior to closing completely for […]
Peace Bonds in Ontario: How Do They Work? The main thing most people know about the conviction process in North America (or anywhere else for that matter) is that it involves a trial. Ask anyone on the street what a criminal procedure might look like, and their answer will likely be informed by what they’ve […]
I wish I was a bit more cutthroat. If I were I would probably follow our brave politicians and tell my clients to be perfectly honest at the US border, particularly in relation to marijuana. If I did that more people would be denied access to the United States and they would need help with […]
UPDATE (March 15, 2018) : Please be advised that the United States Customs and Border Protection Waiver Office located at the Toronto Pearson Airport is again accepting US Entry Waiver applications. Please note that their business hours have changed. They will accept US Entry Waiver submissions on Tuesdays only, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. […]
The record suspension consultation report has been released. You can view the results here. https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/programs/user-fee-consultation/record-suspension-user-fee-consultation-full-report.html I don’t see anything in it that is terribly surprising. But at least it appears that things are headed in the right direction.
Police Chief Rick Barnum, Deputy Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police recently told MP’s studying the marijuana question that the police will not be ready to enforce new laws if they are in place by the current deadline of July 2018. “Take it slow,” he said. And the advice was echoed by Kevin Sabet, representative […]