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 […]
Good news for pardon applicants currently residing in British Columbia and Ontario. The Parole Board of Canada is upholding recent court decisions in those provinces which found retroactive changes to the pardon program under Stephen Harper and the Conservative’s ‘tough on crime’ stance to be unconstitutional. Bill C-10, which came into full effect as of […]
With the incoming season of part-time student jobs, and the new laws regulating domestic animals in Montreal, there is a growing demand for criminal background checks. The SPVM recently admitted they were overwhelmed with the number of demands and that they were running behind. Specifically they are delayed in the processing of 11 732 requests. […]
There are many names for a DUI. But whichever you choose you should know that it is the most commonly pardoned criminal conviction in Canada. The chances are good that you will be familiar with at least one or two of them. But whatever you want to call it the charge is the same and […]