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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 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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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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Marijuana Legalization in Canada
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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Criminal Lawyer 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 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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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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Criminal Law Blog
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he would be invoking the “Notwithstanding Clause” to override a recent decision passed by a judge in regards to cutting the size of the City of Toronto council. This move is highly controversial, but many people are wondering what exactly this clause is.   The notwithstanding clause is part of...
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Criminal Defence Lawyer Blog 1
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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