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Back in 2013, a young man named Sammy Yatim was acting erratically on a streetcar, exposing himself to young girls and holding a knife. The streetcar was evacuated and police arrived on the scene, including Officer James Forcillo, who asked Yatim to drop his knife. Yatim didn’t, and Officer Forcillo fired nine shot- three initial...
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Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi discussed the sentencing of the Mosque Shooter, Alexandre Bissonnette, with Jerry Agar on NewsTalk1010. Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder. The Crown has threatened him with up to 150 years in prison to be served consecutively. This means he would serve...
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A husband in Saskatoon is in legal limbo after witnessing his wife kill herself. His wife decided to commit suicide after being denied medically assisted suicide. She grounded up pills, and after taking them laid down next to her husband where she passed. The husband called the police afterward, which led to his arrest although...
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Convicted killer Dellen Millard is about to go on trial for the third time. The possibility of him ever getting out is slim to none, even without this third conviction. So why are they spending the time and money to prosecute him a third time? Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi discusses it on NewsTalk1010. This...
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Drafting Legal Papers
A law has finally been approved that will prohibit the disclosure of police records of non-convicted Ontario residents. In the past, people who were accused of crimes, committed to hospitals due to mental health issues, or were believed to be associated with certain crimes had records compiled on them. Even once charges were acquitted, these...
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Lie detector tests are a staple in cop shows, but Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi isn’t a fan. In fact, he always advises his clients against taking them. If police were willing to drop charges or pursuit of his client if they passed the test it would be another story. However, Prutschi explains that police...
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It might seem silly, or even illegal, but yes, police can charge you for leaving snow and ice on your car. After Toronto’s recent ice storm, many citizens began a miserable Monday digging out their cars. For some though, they didn’t do good enough of a job. Peel Regional Police have been warning drivers to...
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In the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, more people are wondering what exactly sexual assault is. What is considered sexual assault has been altered and updated as times changed, which only adds to the confusion surrounding this term. Different countries might have different definitions of it, but our sexual assault lawyers share...
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Brampton has its fair share of crime, like any city. Here are the top 5 crime stories this week so far from our Brampton criminal lawyers. 1. Teen Speed Racer A Brampton teen was clocked speeding last night. The teen was going more than twice the speed limit. The radar caught them going 107 km/h...
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It should be common sense that police shouldn’t be allowed to release records for people found innocent, who were acquitted, or who weren’t even charged. Ontario legislative thought so too, as they unanimously agreed to pass a law banning this. Unfortunately, regulations haven’t been put in place to act on this legislature. Toronto criminal lawyer...
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