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Calvin Barry Partners with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for Fundraiser

BRAMPTON’S MAYOR, PATRICK BROWN ATTENDED LASTNIGHT’S VIP FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER EVENT AT THE BLUE JAYS GAME, RAISING OVER $75,000 WORTH IN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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What Are My Rights If I am Detained or Arrested in Canada?

Anyone who is detained or arrested in Canada is protected by the charter of rights and freedoms. This is part of the Canadian constitution and states that the following are the rights of someone who is arrested or detained.

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Legal Commentary

Penalties for Impaired Driving in Ontario

Impaired driving is one of the most common reasons for getting arrested in Ontario. With this said, even though impaired driving is a common offence, it is still a very serious charge that can affect one’s life for a long time after conviction. Below are the penalties for impaired driving in Ontario.

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Legal Commentary

Understanding Assault Charges in Ontario

Assault charges in Ontario include assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault. The penalties vary for each kind as some types of assault can cause more damage and label the perpetrator as a danger to society

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Drinking During the Boating Season in the GTA and Ontario

Drinking during the boating season is part of almost everyone’s summer in Canada. However, freedom to drink does not mean freedom from consequences if you’re charged with driving under the influence.

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Legal Commentary

DUI On an Electric Scooter in Ontario

The first DUI offence involving an electric scooter was successfully prosecuted by the City Attorney’s office in Toronto in 2020 wherein a 64-year-old pedestrian was knocked over by a 28-year-old man who was riding an electric scooter while having a blood alcohol level that is three times more than the legal limit. The electric scooter’s rider was sentenced to 36 months of probation, ordered to pay restitution, fined $550, and was required to complete a DUI program upon conviction.

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