Posts Tagged 'impaired driving'

Understanding Roadside Breath Demands

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Can the police make a roadside breath demand of a driver anytime they feel like it?  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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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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Drinking and driving appeal decision doesn’t address problematic reasoning by trial judge

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Toronto criminal lawyer Tushar Pain tells The Lawyers Weekly that it’s unfortunate the appeal judge who upheld a conviction in a drunk driving case didn’t address how the trial judge could have been satisfied that the demand for a breathalyzer had been made. Read the rest here.

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The state of the law on driving impaired by drugs

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Toronto criminal lawyer Tushar Pain writes in Lawyers Weekly that he hopes a definitive decision from a higher court will come soon on recent changes to the Criminal Code.  Read more here.

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Barney, Toronto | Client and Colleague Testimonials for Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

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Tushar – the life saver.

I was charged with an over 80 after attending a friend’s birthday party. My case was particularly difficult as I had blown almost twice the legal limit.

I interviewed 6-7 lawyers. I felt helpless as the first question every lawyer would ask me was how much of a retainer I’d be able to pay them. Tushar was the first lawyer to sit down and discuss my case and explain the fee structure later.

I retained Tushar and he ...

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Carmen Wang | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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Case Name:

R. v. Wang

Between

Her Majesty the Queen, and

Carmen Wang

[2012] O.J. No. XXXX

Ontario Court of Justice

Toronto, Ontario

B.A. Brown J.

Oral judgment: September 21, 20XX.

(11 paras.)

Counsel:

M. Lerner, Esq., Counsel for the Crown.

T. Pain, Esq., Counsel for the Accused.

 

 

RULING

1 B.A. BROWN J. (orally):— The Court listened carefully to the evidence given by both the Investigating Officer, P.C. Exton and the Qualified Technician, P.C. Poynter.

2 With respect to the evidence in this case, the Crown has indicated that at the end of the trial, it ...

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Getting pulled over by the RIDE program

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Now that the holiday season is upon us, there is lots of holiday celebrating going on and that usually means a little (or a lot) more drinking. But with the holiday season comes the annual RIDE (which stands for Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program. As everyone knows by now (or ought to know by now), the RIDE program is a random roadside spot check program set up by the police to check drivers for sobriety.

Most people either don’t think about ...

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Carmen, Toronto | Client and Colleague Testimonials for Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

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Hi Tushar, I cannot even begin to imagine how much I (and my wife) are indebted to you. As you know, the last few months before the trial had been a harrowing time for me and my wife. I was stressed all along as to what the outcome of the trial would be. I also knew, all along that I am in good hands. You handled my case so efficiently and professionally and supported me in so many ways that ...

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Kyle Frye | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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R. v. Kyle Frye
Between
Her Majesty the Queen, and
Kyle Frye
[2012] O.J. No. 14XX
Ontario Court of Justice
Toronto, Ontario
D.G. Hackett J.
Oral judgment: January 13, 2012.
(18 paras.)
Counsel:

Mr. P Fraser, Counsel for the Crown.

Mr. T. Pain, Counsel for Kunnauth Seer.


 

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT

 

1     D.G. HACKETT J. (orally):— This is a decision at the completion of a trial into a charge of over 80.

2     At the outset, I want to thank both counsel very much for narrowing the issues in this case and providing ...

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