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How Likely Are You to Get Legal Aid in Ontario

The institution of legal aid in Ontario exists to ensure that every citizen has the right to justice. Access to justice means being able to afford legal services. It exists in all provinces in Canada, Ontario being one of them. The money for legal aid usually comes from both federal and provincial government. Our lawyers’ … Read more »

How Many People Smoke Weed in Ontario?

Even though marijuana is an illegal substance in Canada and many other countries around the world, it is consumed in significant amounts. Actually, it is the most popular illegal drug with the highest number of references in pop culture, music videos and TV commercials. There are a lot of people who smoke weed in Ontario … Read more »

When Can the Police Stop My Car?

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People often ask the question about when the police can stop their car. Can the police randomly stop just any car they don’t like, or do they need to have a valid reason? The policemen’s actions must not be based on curiosity, personal beliefs or similar reasons, but on reasonable grounds. They must always have … Read more »

Crime Rates That Are On The Rise In Toronto (2005– 2015)

Crime rates in Toronto are in decline each year. We took a look at official information from the government to analyze data from the last decade. Indeed, it can clearly be seen that the absolute number of police reported crime is falling. The same is true for relative numbers as well. However, this might not be … Read more »

What to Do If You Have Been Denied an Insurance Claim?

Fighting with insurance companies can resemble a fight between David and Goliath. Even though all the evidence shows that you have the right to an insurance compensation, it can be denied to you. This happens for various reasons. For example, the company doesn’t have enough data or there is a non-compliance in the insurance contract. … Read more »

What Are the Possible Consequences of a First-Time DUI Charge?

Being charged for drinking and driving is certainly not a pleasant situation, especially if you are a first-time offender. You may not know what to expect or how to proceed with a first offence DUI. This is further complicated by jurisdiction, provincial and individual state laws on DUIs, which means that local representation is an … Read more »

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Right to Silence

The right to remain silent is the right of an individual not to make a statement when questioned. It exists in many legal systems, including Canada. A person questioned by a police officer is not obligated to respond. Silence in front of the police or court of law cannot be used against you. Basically, remaining … Read more »

Know Your Rights #1 – Criminal Laws in Canada

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If you have been charged with an offence, and are not taken into custody (i.e. the police station or jail), you will be given a piece of paper that is a ticket or summons which has information that tells you what you have been charged with and may provide you options.  Typically, a ticket, such … Read more »