Observations are limited to what the witness saw, heard, smelled, tasted or touched. An “expert”, however, may provide an opinion as to what a set of observations may mean. They are allowed to interpret the observations and provide the court with an analysis and professional opinion.

In many trials, the evidence comes down to the credibility and reliability of the testimony of the people who were at the scene of the alleged crime. Credibility refers to the truthfulness of a statement given by a witness. Reliability refers to the accuracy (or veracity) of that statement.

How you testify is equally as important as what you say. Being a jerk can mean losing your case merely due to inappropriate behaviour.

The decision to testify or not at trial can be a daunting but crucial decision to the outcome of your trial.

Pleading guilty to a criminal offence can have enormous and severe consequences. Consult a lawyer before you contemplate pleading guilty.

Defending a Charge of Drinking and Driving Most people are familiar with the commonly used phrase of driving under the influence or DUI. The offence is also often referred to as driving while impaired or DWI.  Drinking and driving law is referenced in sections 253-259 of the Criminal Code which contain the procedures and offences…

Joint Submissions on sentence are the hallmark of an effective criminal justice system.

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Sponsoring your spouse to Canada the easy way.

The Unpleasant Truth I recently came across this cartoon. It depicts two booths. The booth with a long line dispenses comforting lies. The other booth has no line, dispenses the unpleasant truth. The cartoon reminded me of a potential client that came into our office the other day. He was charged, as so many of…

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