I often hear clients express the concern that if they go to trial the Judge will just believe the police officer and disbelieve them. Simply put, that is not necessarily true. In one case I defended a client charged with running an ecstasy lab where the York Regional police officer fabricated 2 notebooks covering a year of investigation. The dates of his notes kept changing years as he kept confusing the year of the event with the year he was writing the notes. I venture to say with some degree of confidence that virtually every drug case in York Region has a (section 8) legality of search issue. Those cases usually don’t go to trial as a good defence lawyer will help the prosecutor and/or pre-trial Judge recognize the illegal nature of how police obtained the evidence. If you’re charged with a criminal offence don’t give up hope – talk to an experienced criminal defence lawyer. We can help.
- UNINTENDED IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF INCREASING THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING TO 10 YEARS.
- The status of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada.
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- TELL THE TRUTH OR NO? – Look, I simply repost this as a PSA. Blair’s advice to tell the truth about pot at the border is ‘dangerous,’ U.S. lawyer warns
- CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS AND NON-CONVICTION RECORDS – Finally, after almost 2 years we’ll have the protection people need from mere allegations made to the police.