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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 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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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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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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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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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
Back in 2013, a young man named Sammy Yatim was acting erratically on a streetcar, exposing himself to young girls and holding a knife. The streetcar was evacuated and police arrived on the scene, including Officer James Forcillo, who asked Yatim to drop his knife. Yatim didn’t, and Officer Forcillo fired nine shot- three initial...
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