|The Right to Counsel
|Section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees you the right to speak with a lawyer (counsel) before answering the police questions once arrested or detained.
|May 31, 2023
|The Law Related to Automatism
|At common law, automatism is “a state of impaired consciousness, rather than unconsciousness, in which an individual, though capable of action, has no voluntary control over that action.”
|May 31, 2023
|What to do if You’re Caught Speeding
|If you’ve been pulled over for speeding in Ontario (by speed camera or speed detector), there are a few things you absolutely must do. Don’t make mistakes when you’re caught speeding.
|Jan 19, 2018
|Social Insurance Identity Theft: What to Do When Someone Uses Your Social Insurance Number
|Victims of identity theft and fraud often feel helpless after discovering that their identifying information, including their social security number and social insurance number (SIN), are being used for nefarious purposes.
|Jan 15, 2018
|How Much is a Speeding Ticket and How Will it Affect Your Insurance?
|Speeding tickets are among the most common legal issues Canadian drivers face. From rushing to work to simply missing the signs indicating a reduced speed limit, it’s all too easy to get ticketed for driving faster than legally allowed.
|Jan 11, 2018
|Dangers of Using Cell phone while Driving Worse than You Think
|Using a cell phone while driving: how bad can it really be? Even if you think you drive a motor vehicle just fine when you’re on your phone, research shows that you’re most definitely wrong.
|Jan 08, 2018
|10 Surprising Facts about Identity Theft You Must Know
|An identity thief will try to steal as much personal information as possible, such as your social security number, your bank account details, medical identity theft, credit card fraud which could ruin your credit report, your personal identity theft, or even steal your identity entirely.
|Jan 03, 2018
|What Happens if You Drive Without Insurance?
|Auto insurance from a reputable insurance company isn’t just a good idea. In Ontario, it’s the law. Driving without proper auto insurance can be costly and not just when you get in an accident or otherwise suffer damage to your car or truck.
|Dec 06, 2017
|Over 80 Driving Licence Restrictions: What You Need to Know
|There is no law that outright prohibits drivers over the age of 80 from operating motor vehicles on public roads in Ontario. However, the province does require regular licence renewals every 2 years after a licenced adult driver turns 80 years old.
|Dec 03, 2017
|DUI Accident: 3 Things You Should Do After a DUI-Related Accident
|Driving under the influence (DUI) as a drunk driver can also be described as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or drunk driving. The Government of Ontario refers to this charge as impaired driving, but the substance is the same as it would be under any other name.
|Nov 30, 2017
|Disobeyed Traffic Control Devices: What Are Your Options?
|Failing to stop at a stop sign, going a little over the speed limit, or going through a red light or traffic signal when it is quiet doesn’t seem like a big deal in theory, but if you get caught and are given a traffic ticket for doing this, it could have negative consequences, including a mandatory court appearance.
|Nov 27, 2017
|Caught Driving with a Suspended Licence? Be Prepared to Face Harsh Consequences
|Being unable to drive is tough. It’s inconvenient at best and damaging to your livelihood at worst. Unfortunately, Ontario’s legal system is tough on traffic-related crime, so if you’re under licence suspension, you cannot operate a motor vehicle on public roads under any circumstances
|Nov 24, 2017
|Exercise your Right to remain Silent
|By exercising our right to be silent in a police interrogation, we can prevent ourselves from inadvertently contributing information that may be used to build a criminal case against us.
|Jul 22, 2016
|When can I legally defend myself?
|Assault charges were dismissed against a Toronto grocery store owner who apprehended an alleged thief, and this incident led to clarification of Canada's self-defence laws.
|Jun 15, 2016
|Our Right to Protection from Unlawful Seizure of our Property
| In two recent Ontario trials, the courts held that High School students could not be randomly searched for drugs or alcohol, and that to do so would violate their right against unreasonable search or seizure.
|May 12, 2016