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Marijuana Legalization in Canada
As of October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana was declared legal in Canada. However, although cannabis is legal, rules regarding consumption, possession, production and sale still remain in effect and those rules carry with them the potential for criminal consequences. Before consuming, possessing or growing your own cannabis, you should be aware of the following:  ...
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Criminal Lawyer Edward Prutschi Gives Sermon at Toronto Synagogue
The following sermon was delivered by partner, Edward Prutschi, on Saturday Feb. 2, 2019, Parshat Mishpatim at the Song Shul in Toronto. Song Shul Parshat Mishpatim – Torah Portion “Laws” Feb. 2, 2019 The Importance of Dissent: What the Supreme Court of Canada Learned from this Week’s Torah Portion Almost exactly 22 years ago this...
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Criminal Lawyer Discusses Bruce McArthur Pleading Guilty
The case of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur has been settled. Today McArthur pled guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. Toronto criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi discusses this fast-paced case with NewsTalk1010’s Jerry Agar. Prutschi states that there were many hints this case would end in a plea deal and not a trial. It’s only...
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Criminal Defence Lawyer Blog 1
Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi sat down with Jerry Agar on January 17th, 2019 on NewsTalk1010 to discuss the legality of some current news stories. First up was the most recent court date of Bruce McArthur. McArthur is the infamous accused Toronto serial killer and has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. Reports say...
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Bail Law from our Criminal Lawyers
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a right to a reasonable bail. The Criminal Code states that, in most cases, a person MUST be released on their own recognizance without any conditions. In some “reverse onus” circumstances, the accused has to demonstrate why they should be released and on what conditions Restrictive conditions can...
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Humboldt Bus Crash Sentencing
Canada was shocked last April when 16 people were killed and 13 others were injured in a major bus crash. The Humboldt Broncos hockey team had been on their way to a playoff game when their bus crashed into a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi-trailer, was charged with...
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Toronto Lawyer Drinking Driving 2018
Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Bytensky discussed on NewsTalk1010 a case that deals with driving and ADHD. On Halloween night in 2015, a man ran through a red light, injuring another. He was charged with reckless driving but a judge recently dropped the charges. It was discovered that the man had undiagnosed ADHD, and therefore was...
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Changes to Impaired Driving charges
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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Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Voted Best Toronto Criminal Lawyers
Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Law Firm is honored to win NOW Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Toronto Lawyers! Every year, NOW Magazine has their readers vote for the best businesses in a number of categories. This year, over 100,000 readers throughout Toronto cast their votes. Winning this award would not have been possible...
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Legal gavel
Defense lawyers often get hate from citizens for defending criminals, however, they play a crucial role in the legal system. The system only works if both the side gets fair representation. However, Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Byensky discusses a recent case in Ireland that has caused controversy on NewsTalk10101’s The Jerry Agar Show. A defence...
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