Shoplifting It’s the bane of a store owner’s existence. Boosting. Racking. Nicking. The five-finger discount. Whatever you call it, it’s shoplifting and the crime of theft under $5000 under the Criminal Code of Canada. BPS lawyers have defended hundreds of people over the years against shoplifting charges. Trials are rare as the costs associated with...Read More
Impaired driving has been at the forefront of Canadian political and legal debate. Statistics Canada reported that in 2017, there were over 69,000 impaired driving incidents resulting in four deaths every single day. In an attempt to combat impaired driving, Canadian Courts have been imposing prison sentences on first-time offenders – a phenomenon practically unheard...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Boris Bytensky LL.B.
Sonya Shikhman LL.B.
Brittany Smith J.D