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What are the penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis?

Like any drug, cannabis produces effects on the brain that can impair an individual’s ability to drive. Decreased alertness, altered distance perception, reduced reaction time, poor coordination, etc. When you use cannabis and drive, you risk your life and the … Read More

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How does a repeat drunk driving offence affect your criminal record?

Drunk driving destroys lives. Nevertheless, some people still choose to drive after consuming alcohol. Worse still, others persist even after a first arrest for impaired driving. When this happens, what are the consequences of recidivism for drinking and driving on … Read More

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How to obtain a restricted driver’s licence

What a pleasure having a driver’s license! In addition to offering a degree of freedom of movement, a driver’s licence enables the driver to use their vehicle to drive to and from work. On the other hand, driver’s licences are … Read More

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How to apply for a pardon if convicted of DUI

Being convicted of a DUI inevitably leaves a mark. Not only a physical and emotional one, but a criminal record that can follow you all your life. However, after meeting all the conditions, you can apply for a pardon that … Read More

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How does impaired driving affect the price of your insurance?

Driving while impaired is illegal. At the same time, some careless or reckless drivers still choose to drive while exceeding the legal limit of 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Besides criminal charges, how can drunk driving … Read More

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Can voluntary intoxication be used as a defence?

In criminal law cases, the accused will sometimes mention that he or she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the events. However, although voluntary intoxication is a defence recognized under the Criminal Code, it … Read More

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Youth and criminal justice: when a law encourages rehabilitation and reintegration

Have you ever wondered what happens to offenders under the age of 18? Whether you are a young person with a case pending before the Youth Court, or you are the parent of a youth with a case, this article … Read More

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Romeo and Juliet: a story of love and sexual offence against a minor

Our story begins in the city of Montreal, in 2016 A.D. Juliet, then 13 years old, falls in love with Romeo, 18 years old. As their love story begins and is approved, in a rare instance, by their respective families, … Read More

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What are the strangest sections of the Criminal Code?

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. It also marks the advent of several important legislative changes, such as the introduction of a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Finally, it marks the 125th anniversary of our … Read More

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Impaired driving and the screening test

The screening test for impaired driving is a roadside test using a device called an Approved Screening Device (“ASD”) that a driver may be subjected to following the interception of his or her vehicle. For a police officer to order … Read More