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Edward Prutschi
On December 18th, new legislation will go into effect that will impact impaired driving law. Currently, police officers must have reasonable suspicion before demanding a breathalyzer test. Once the new legislation passes though, police can demand it for no reason. The federal attorney general is “100% certain” that this will pass. Toronto criminal lawyer Ed...
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Pro Bono is a term used to describe when lawyers donate their time for free to provide legal advice for those that cannot afford lawyers. A pro bono organization in Ontario is currently facing a lack of funds. Lawyers currently fund Pro Bono Ontario, although it does receive space in Ontario courthouses at a discounted...
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Toronto police officers and marijuana
Ed Prutschi sat down on NewsTalk1010’s Law and Order segment to discuss the Toronto Police Department’s new policy that will restrict officers from consuming marijuana, which was just made legal, 28 days before duty. This policy effectively bans officers from consuming marijuana. The police union is looking to fight this draft policy. As of right...
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Edward on CTV News
Paul Bernardo brutally raped and killed young teenage girls along with his wife, Karla Homolka. He was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. Bernardo received a life sentence without a chance of parole for 25 years. Now, Bernardo is making his first appeal for parole. He is...
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Criminal Law Blog
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her home by knifepoint and held prisoner by a husband and wife, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. Mitchell is serving life in jail, but Barzee is set to be released from prison in a few days.   This release has many people upset, and Toronto criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi...
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Criminal Law Blog
Toronto Criminal Lawyer Edward Prutschi discusses Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause. Prutschi explains that Ford invoking the notwithstanding clause can be traced back through years of the judicial system flexing their power over lawfully elected officials. While freedom of expression is important, how is that right impacted by the ability to run...
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Canada is currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with over 4,000 Canadian’s dying of opioid overdoses last year. In response to this, the Health Minister passed a Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. The law was designed to protect people who may be using drugs themselves but call for help if someone around them...
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Lawyer Ed Prutschi on Family & Criminal Law
  Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi joined family lawyer Andrew Feldstein on Ask Andrew. The two discussed the various ways criminal and family law intersects. Ed Prutschi said that out of all of the different types of law, the one that criminal law most often overlaps with is family law. Domestic assault cases are the most...
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Criminal Law Blog
Toronto criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi was quoted in a Law Times article discussing the Crown’s decision to appeal the acquittal of a man that was involved in an attack. Ayanle Hassan Ali, who suffers from schizophrenia, was found not criminally responsible of his May 2016 knife attack at a Canadian military recruitment center. The Crown’s...
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Criminal Law Blog
Many people were stunned to hear that MGM Resorts would be suing the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, opened fire into a crowd of concertgoers from the Mandalay Bay hotel, which is owned by MGM Resorts. 58 people died as a result of the shooting with 851 additional people injured....
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