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Questions to ask your lawyer about your criminal case

What is your experience with cases like mine? Because of the serious consequences of a criminal conviction, it is important to know that your lawyer has the experience and expertise to handle your case. You...
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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Understanding Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Legal consent to sexual activity requires an understanding that consent must be explicit each and every time sexual activity is engaged in with another person. Just because two people have been dating for a long...
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child pornography

What the Canadian Law Says About Child Pornography

What is the legal definition of “child pornography”? “Child pornography” is defined in s.163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. In order for something to be considered child pornography, the law says that it must...
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What is diversion for shoplifting

What is diversion for shoplifting?

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...
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Bail Hearing

The “Revolving Door” Bail System in Canada

The “Revolving Door” Bail System in Canada: Opinions from Edward Prutschi Many Canadians have grown very frustrated with the bail system in the country. They are not alone. Police chiefs have also become increasingly weary...
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Toronto DUI lawyer cost

How much does a DUI lawyer cost in Toronto?

Like the cost of hiring a lawyer in any other criminal case, the cost of defending a DUI case depends on many factors. How are DUI cases billed? At BSB, as is our practice with...
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Bail Hearing

What Does Bail Mean In Canada

What does “Bail” mean? Bail is the temporary release of an accused person while their charges work their way through the court system towards a withdrawal of the charges, a resolution or a Trial. In...
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How much does it cost to hire a Criminal Lawyer in Toronto

While it is commonly understood that hiring a criminal lawyer is not a cheap proposition, it is very difficult for a person to comprehend what is a reasonable or realistic cost for the services of...
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Peace Bonds in Ontario– What You Should Know?

What is a “peace bond”? A peace bond is a court order to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for a period of time. In Canada, there are two kinds of peace bonds: an...
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Impaired Driving Penalties and Costs in 2020: What You Need to Know (UPDATED)

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...
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Father Of Ontario Girl Found Safe After Amber Alert Won’t Be Charged, But Should The People Who Raised The Concern Be?

Father Of Ontario Girl Found Safe After Amber Alert Won’t Be Charged, But Should The People Who Raised The Concern Be? A recent Amber Alert that saw a man cleared of abduction allegations has some...
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