What to do When Stopped by the Police Being stopped by the police, whether at home, in your car, or on the street can be a source of anxiety. The following guidelines will help you protect your rights and improve your chances of driving or walking away safely. You don’t have to be a legal…

a Nova Scotia judge who said that “clearly a drunk can consent” as he acquitted a Halifax taxi driver of sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger found partly naked and unconscious in the back of his cab.

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.

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

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.

Deportation can be a serious unintended consequence of a criminal conviction. It is important to be aware of the issue from the outset of a criminal charge.

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