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Sexual Assault: Consent and the Requirements of Appellate Review

Sexual Assault: Consent and the Requirements of Appellate Review

By: Andrew Jensen – Windsor Law 23 R v G.F. 2021 Supreme Court of Canada In this case, two teenagers (“F” and “B”) were charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female during a camping trip. The issue at trial was whether the female, who had consumed alcohol, had consented to the sexual activities that were […]

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When do wiretaps turn into a Section 8 violation

When Do Wiretaps Turn Into a Section 8 Violation?

What are your Section 8 rights? By: Andrew Jensen – Windsor Law 23 Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides everyone in Canada the protection against unreasonable search and seizure. This right provides Canadians with their primary source of constitutionally enforced privacy rights and protects citizens against unjustified intrusions upon their privacy […]

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Impaired Driving Cost

Impaired Driving Costs

If you have been charged, we recommend consulting with a lawyer immediately. Most Canadians understand the serious harm that drinking and driving has on our society. We all know the dangers associated with getting behind the wheel drunk or with too much alcohol in our system. We know it’s dangerous, not just to ourselves, but […]

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Civility vs. Advocacy – Case Comment on Groia v. LSUC (SCC)

On June 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a highly anticipated decision: Groia v Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27. Joe Groia, a commercial litigator practicing in Toronto, was appealing a finding of professional misconduct by the Law Society of Upper Canada.   While defending a client on charges of […]

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When an Impaired Charge Can be Pardoned

Few Canadians would be surprised to find out that being charged with impaired driving is not only serious but can carry severe consequences.  Despite this, impaired driving offences are one of the most common offences to be charged in the Criminal Code. Further, individuals who have been convicted of impaired driving can also apply for […]

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Travelling and Mistake of Law

We live in a great time for international travel.  With ever-increasing economic accommodation alternatives ranging from Airbnb to daily seat sales on flights, it has never been so easy to travel.  Traveling can be an exciting and life-changing adventure. This article only deals with Canadian law.  The point being, before you travel, research the local […]

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The Degrees of Murder

Few offenses in the Criminal Code garner as much attention as murder.  There is often confusion between what differentiates first and second-degree murder.  The difference between the two is not complex but making out a case for first-degree murder remains a high bar to meet for the prosecution.  For a person convicted, the difference can […]

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