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The elements of ‘assault police/resist arrest’ charges

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It is important to understand what the Crown must prove in order to obtain a conviction for the offences of ‘assault police / resist arrest’.  Learn about these charges in this article.

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When MSBs are at risk of financial penalty

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Why MSBs should seek legal counsel when they are at risk of financial penalty from FINTRAC:  Read the story here.

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What you should know about the RIDE program

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What should you do if you are stopped by the police at a RIDE program?  Find out here.

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Court finds father’s motion to reduce support deliberate attempt to avoid his obligations

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In the recent case of Myers v. Myers, 2014 ONSC 1804 (CANLII), the husband/father had brought a motion seeking to change the child and spousal support ordered against him and to have all arrears rescinded. In response to this, the wife/mother brought a motion to have his motion either struck or to require the father to post security for costs in the amount of $25,000.

After 16 years of marriage, the couple separated and commenced family court proceedings. The court hearing ...

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Do the police really need a complainant to come forward before investigating the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi?

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Why is Chief Blair saying that he cannot investigate the allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against Jian Ghomeshi unless someone comes forward?  Read the article here.

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Credibility assessment wins the day in domestic assault trial

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In a case in which my client was acquitted of numerous serious domestic violence charges, the judge found serious credibility issues with the complainant in the case.  Read the article here.

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When criminal charges are used as a weapon in family court

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I’ve seen it too many times: Criminal charges being used by a spouse to gain leverage over his or her partner in family court. Unfortunately, this happens in far too many cases where the charges are simply false. The allegations are typically a claim of assault, sexual assault, or criminal harassment alleged to have been perpetrated against either the spouse making the allegation or against the children of the now disintegrating relationship.

For the unfortunate partner on the receiving end of these false allegations, he or she usually ends ...

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Drug Recognition Experts not receiving proper training

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The case of a man who was charged with impaired driving reveals there may be a “systemic problem” with the training of drug-evaluation police officers in Ontario. – Read the article here.

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Is safer communities’ legislation necessarily a good thing?

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The powers granted by safer communities’ legislation can lead to an invasion of privacy and constitutional rights without much accountability or due process… read the full article here.

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