If you were charged with a criminal offence and the courts placed you on probation, you must comply with the terms of that order. If you do not, you could face serious penalties. So, if your probation officer claims you committed a violation, you need to know what you...
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Parents: What to know if your child is facing criminal charges
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Dec 12, 2022 | Criminal Law
Learning that your child has made a mistake bad enough that police have arrested them and they are facing criminal charges can be devastating. And as angry as you may be, you could also be incredibly scared and want to protect your child. Under these circumstances,...
Can police misconduct actually help my case?
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Aug 17, 2022 | Criminal Law
Police misconduct is an unfortunately common occurrence in Canada. Torstar recently conducted an investigative report into the problem and found more than 600 serious breaches of civilians’ Charter Rights and Freedoms over the past five years – averaging around two...
The problem with field sobriety tests in assessing marijuana impairment
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | May 26, 2022 | Drug Crimes, Impaired Driving
Recreational marijuana use has been legal in Canada since 2018. However, driving under the influence of the drug is still illegal – and can result in stiff penalties. When it comes to marijuana, there is no hard and fast test for how police can measure impairment. So,...
Understanding prescription drug charges and penalties
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Apr 22, 2022 | Drug Crimes
Prescription drug addiction has been growing at an alarming rate across Canada. Because prescribed drugs are legal, there is a common misconception that all forms of using or sharing such drugs is also legal. This is not the case. Many people think of drug crimes as...
Are there tricks to sobering up quickly?
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Mar 4, 2022 | Impaired Driving
There are many old wives’ tales about how to accelerate the sobering-up process after a night of drinking. However, many of these are myths that – if you employ – could land you with an impaired driving charge if you get behind the wheel. In today’s post, we discuss...
Can an impaired driving conviction affect my parental rights?
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Oct 14, 2021 | Impaired Driving
An impaired driving charge has the potential to impact virtually every aspect of your life. If convicted, you may face challenges in landing a job, obtaining a loan or securing an apartment. For parents, however, an impaired driving infraction could have even more...
Don’t let a drunk boating charge ruin your summer
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Jun 17, 2021 | Impaired Driving
Boating is one of Ontarians’ favorite pastimes. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as enjoying a summer day out on the lake with your friends. However, as the operator of your boat, it’s important to remember that many of the rules of the road apply to the water as...
How camera angle can make a jury more likely to convict
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Apr 6, 2021 | Criminal Law
As technology becomes more and more advanced, we now have the ability to edit and manipulate photos, video and even audio to create a certain illusion. This has led to a surge in fake and misleading content on the internet – making it difficult for the layperson to...
Eyewitness testimony: how reliable is a memory?
On Behalf of Risen, Inch & Fraser | Feb 8, 2021 | Violent Crimes
You may think you have an excellent memory. If someone asked you to recount the events of a particular meeting or encounter, you may feel confident in the accuracy of the details you provide. It’s natural for humans to be overly reliant on memory as evidence of truth....
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