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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 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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pro bono criminal lawyer
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 Lawyer Drinking Driving 2018
Today, Canada watched as Marco Muzzo applied for parole. His case shed light on the danger of driving under the influence. Has Canada changed their attitude about DUI’s in the years since Muzzo’s sentencing? Muzzo Case and Parole On February 4th, 2016 Marco Muzzo, having caused the death of 3 young children and their grandfather,...
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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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Illegal for Toronto Police Officers to Use Marijuana
Marijuana is set to be legal in Toronto on October 17th. A newly released report by Toronto City Police Chief outlined how they will handle who consume recreational marijuana. It states that officers cannot have any signs of marijuana in their systems, which takes 28 days to clear – meaning that officers are effectively banned...
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Criminal Lawyer Ed Prutschi Discusses Ford's Notwithstanding Clause
The Canadian public recently learned that two of their most notorious killers are not serving their sentences behind bars. Instead, they are serving their sentences to low-security healing lodges. Criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi writes for The Sun about the use of healing lodges over conventional prisons. Terri-Lynn McClintic, convicted of first-degree murder and rape of...
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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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