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Transit driver arrested for drunk driving while working Month: October 2015

Month: October 2015

Transit driver arrested for drunk driving while working

Communities throughout Canada take alleged drunk driving seriously. Accordingly, there are laws in place that may result in harsh penalties for a conviction. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest, there are other consequences that could arise as well. A woman recently arrested for allegedly driving drunk while working may find that she is facing collateral consequences. The woman, who is employed as a transit driver, was driving a bus full of 14 passengers when she was involved in a crash. According to authorities the incident occurred when she tried to change lanes and struck a vehicle in the lane…

Criminal defence lawyer may be of assistance after conviction

There is no question that if someone is accused of committing a crime it is best to take action as soon as possible to either prevent the Crown from bringing charges or try to have any pending charges dismissed. When this is not possible building a strong defence at trial can lead to a not guilty verdict. Even when someone is found guilty of committing a crime it is possible a criminal defence lawyer could be of assistance. The Toronto man known as the "vendetta bomber" recently experienced relief after the several convictions against him were thrown out on appeal. The…

Sexting teens could be breaking the law

Young love causes teens throughout Canada to engage in activities they might not otherwise engage in. Teenagers in Ontario are not different. With cellphones equipped with cameras standard equipment for those who fall into this age range, it should not be surprising that sexting—sending photos that are nude or semi-nude to each other—is an activity that at least some teens engage in.  It is likely that most who engaging the activity are not aware that they could be breaking the law. There is nothing illegal about adults sending photos of this nature to each other. When the individuals doing it…

Registering with the Ontario Sex Offender Registry

In our last post we wrote about sex crime charges an Ontario teacher is currently facing. In that post we mentioned that one of the penalties that man might face is registering as a sex offender. While many readers may be vaguely acquainted with what it entails, its specifics are probably not widely known by most, including those who could face registration. In this post we will provide some information about the sex offender registration in Ontario. Also known as “Christopher’s Law,” the Ontario Sex Offender Registry went into effect on 2001. Under it, individuals convicted of crimes listed in the law will…

Individuals accused of sex crimes may face immediate consequences

Most are aware that a criminal conviction can result in serious consequences. In some situations however, even the charge can have an impact. For example, depending on what the charge is and what one does for a living, his or her occupation could be impacted. A secondary school teacher from Ontario is currently in this situation. He was recently arrested and accused of possessing child pornography. Following the arrest the man was removed from the classroom. Pending the outcome of the case, the man is "assigned to home work." Convictions for sex crimes are usually accompanied by harsh penalties. Because…

Consequences for charges involving opiates generally harsh

There are multiple activities involving drugs that could result in criminal charges. One need not be in possession of them for charges to be filed. An Ontario man is facing this reality now. He was arrested after a package that was in transit to his home was seized. The package contained 1.8 kilograms of opium. The package, which originally came from Iran, went through Heathrow Airport in London. From there the international package was tracked to its destination, allegedly the home of the accused. Following the man’s arrest he was charged with: Trafficking opium Possession for the purpose of trafficking…

Trafficking laws pertain to street and prescription drugs

To face criminal drug charges one need not be accused of something illegal involving street drugs. It is possible that someone could be accused of a drug crime involving prescription drugs as well. Though under certain circumstances the possession and use of these drugs is legal, trafficking them is not. Recently, 14 individuals from the Toronto area were charged with 120 drug charges involving oxycocet, oxycodone and fentanyl. Specifically, authorities claim those charged used personal information obtained from friends to falsify prescriptions which were sent to pharmacies via fax. Individuals were then enlisted to pick the prescription drugs at times that were…

Are domestic violence programs working in Ontario?

When most people are accused of committing a crime, they want to do anything they can to have the charges dismissed or reduced. When this is not possible, an acquittal is generally sought. Even when someone is convicted of a crime however, there may be things that individual can do to minimize the severity of the penalty. Where domestic violence is concerned in Ontario, there is a program that some offenders could find they are ordered to take part in. Overseen by the Ministry of the Attorney General, Partner Assault Response programs are an alternative to trial for less-violent or first-time…

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