OUR BLOG

Posted By
Should I Testify

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini You are facing trial on a criminal charge. Can you be forced to testify? Should you testify? Can I Be Forced to Testify?…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Sexual Assault: The War On Innocence

My colleague Christine Lund and I have just successfully completed a sexual assault jury trial in Brampton. The day after we picked the jury, Canada’s major new changes to the criminal…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Many of the cases before the criminal courts at any given time are charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”). The CDSA creates four types of offences involving drugs:…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Sexual Assault

If you are facing a sexual assault charge, take note: the government has made it easier to find you guilty. In this blog, we describe five ways in which the government…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Genocide and Jail: A Trauma Survivor Pays for Her Crime

Sentencing a fellow human being is hard. A judge has to balance punishment for the crime against the circumstances and character of the person who committed that crime. But a recent…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Impaired Operation of a Canoe: A Canadian Dui?

Beer, BBQ and boating: a trifecta of what summer in Canada means to so many of us. But if you have a few too many before paddling away from the dock,…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Up in Smoke: The New Cannabis Act

Prior to his election in 2015, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal platform was marked by the promise to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana across Canada. Canada’s current system, as it was…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Pot by Numbers: Significant Digits on Cannabis

Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada in October 2018. With it came the end of thousands of arrests for possession for minimal amounts of cannabis. Nevertheless, some rules remain, and if…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Legal Aid in Ontario (Part 1) The Legal Aid Services Act and the Creation of Clinical Law

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac “Poor people are not just like rich people without money…” Stephan Wexler, a distinguished professor of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC once said.…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Your Home Is Your Castle- Even If It’s a Not a Castle

Blog by Laura Villani and Arun S. Maini Five young men are chilling in a backyard- four are black and one is Asian. No drugs, no booze, no loud noise. Police…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
Significant Digits on the New DUI Laws

Blog by Nicholas Kandel and Arun S. Maini The biggest overhaul of impaired driving laws recently came into effect across Canada. While the number of deaths caused by impaired driving has…

0 Comment
Read More
Posted By
You Have a Right to Speak to a Lawyer. What Does That Mean?

Blog by Cassy Beaulac and Arun S. Maini When I am arrested, who can I call? What does it mean to get my “one phone call”? How soon can I make…

0 Comment
Read More


© 2020 The Defence Group. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by TechWyse