Breaking Down Driving While Impaired vs DUI

Enforcing laws, setting up sobriety checkpoints, and requiring ignition interlock devices are just a few of the steps that have effectively reduced alcohol-impaired driving incidences, but drunk driving still remains a large problem in the United States. Laws for drunk driving differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Whether you’re traveling across state lines, moving, or just plain curious, it’s a good idea to […]

Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence

Overview of the Report This report on strategies to reduce gun violence begins with a brief overview of recent trends in gun violence with a particular focus on emerging trends and changes in Canada. A review of literature covers the linkages between gangs, drug markets and firearm accessibility and firearm violence. When possible, the impacts of these factors on patterns […]

Guns and Weapons Defense

Defending You Against Firearm, Gun, and Weapon Charges in Burlington The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees to each citizen the right to bear arms. This constitutional amendment has been a cornerstone of Human rights, but has also become a source of much controversy and fierce partisan debates in recent years. Though the Second Amendment guarantees the right to […]

What to Do After a DUI Arrest

If you have been arrested for DUI, especially if it is your first DUI, it can be a very frightening and confusing time. What steps should you take first? How can you ensure you have the defense that you need? Will you automatically lose your driver’s license? Whether you had only a single drink or not, the results of a […]

Drug Laws and Drug Crimes

Drug laws and drug crimes have gotten lots of attention in the past decade. Laws in every state and at the federal level prohibit the possession, manufacture, and sale of certain controlled substances — including drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin. Putting aside political arguments over the so-called “war on drugs,” it isn’t hard to see why controlled […]

Domestic Assault Lawyer in Burlington

Domestic violence and domestic assault includes any behavior used to assert control over somebody in your household. Victims of domestic abuse can include spouses, domestic partners, girlfriends or boyfriends, and family members. While most people think of physical violence when they think of domestic assault in Canada, the crime can also include aggressive behavior such as stalking. Everybody should know how […]

How Judges Set Bail

Judges ordinarily set a bail amount at a suspect’s first court appearance after an arrest, which may be either a bail hearing or an arraignment. Judges normally adhere to standard practices (for example, setting bail in the amount of $500 for nonviolent petty misdemeanors). However, judges can raise or lower the standard bail, or waive bail altogether and grant release […]

SEXUAL ASSAULT OVERVIEW

What is sexual assault? The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include: Attempted rape Fondling or unwanted sexual touching Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape […]

What are the different types of theft?

Larceny / Theft Simple theft (also known as larceny) is a type of crime that involves unlawfully taking or using property that belongs to another person or entity. There are many different flavors of theft charges in most jurisdictions, ranging from misdemeanor shoplifting to grand theft. Typically, they all have the same basic elements (i.e., unlawfully taking property that belongs to another […]

What are the different types of weapon offences?

Have you been accused of committing a weapons offence? What are the possible consequences of a conviction under Canada law? The possession of an offensive weapon is an extremely serious offence which normally carries a term of imprisonment. The maximum sentence which can be handed down in the magistrates’ court is 6 months imprisonment and/or a fine (for a single offence). At […]