Areas of Practice

Driving Offences

Speeding, failing to obey traffic signs and signals, and parking tickets are encounters with the law that most of us will have at least once in our lives. When you simply pay the fine indicated on your ticket, you are pleading guilty to and being convicted of a summary offence, and this will result in […]

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DUI & Impaired Driving

A charge or conviction related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have a serious impact on almost every aspect of your life. Impaired driving falls under the Criminal Code of Canada and the three most common charges are impaired driving, driving over the legal limit (“over 80” or “over 0.8”), and […]

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Assault & Aggravated Assault

Assault is generally defined as the intentional application of force to another person, directly or indirectly. Assault can also take place simply through the threat or gesture that leads someone to believe assault is intended. A charge of aggravated assault is more serious one resulting in considerable injury. If you’re charged with assault or aggravated […]

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Drug Offences

Regardless of whether it’s related to pot (marijuana), cocaine, heroin, hash, LSD, Molly/ecstasy (MDMA), mushrooms, or GHB, being accused of a drug offence is serious matter. There are various types of criminal charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act: Possession Trafficking Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Production of a Controlled Substance Importing a […]

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Theft, Fraud & Financial Crimes

Theft and other financial crimes are some of the most common offences in Canada, and even though there may be no physical harm to others, the consequences of a conviction can still be serious. Some examples of these types of crimes include: Theft under $5000 and theft over $5000 (including shoplifting and motor vehicle theft) […]

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Sex Assault Defence

Sexual assault is a category of assault that involves unwanted actions of a sexual nature, and ranges from sexual intercourse to touching someone’s private body parts, fondling, or kissing. The threat of assault or attempted assault can also be considered forms of assault. When determining whether an action was a sexual assault, two key factors […]

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Child Pornography Defence

In Canada, there are four separate offences related to child pornography: Possession child pornography Accessing child pornography Distribution and sale of (making available) child pornography Making child pornography The consequences of a conviction for one of these crimes are severe, and include mandatory minimum jail sentences (at least one year), and being required to register […]

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Firearms & Weapons Offences

A firearm or weapon-related offence is a serious charge that has the potential to carry severe penalties, including jail time and a criminal record — which can affect your employment, immigration status, and ability to travel. Under the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, these types of charges can involve weapons such as: Guns Knives […]

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Domestic Violence Defence

Domestic violence crimes are those offences that take place between members of an intimate relationship (such as a marriage, common-law or other romantic relationship regardless of whether they are current or former partners).  Incidents of domestic violence are taken extremely seriously by the justice system because they make up the majority of violent offenses and […]

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Immigration Offences

When it comes to second chances, immigrants in Canada don’t get a lot of them. Individuals who are here on on temporary status (as with a business or tourist visa or a work permit) or permanent status (for example, family, educational, business or labour categories) may be accused of various breaches of immigration law by […]

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