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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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Legal Commentary

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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DUI News

Your Canadian Citizenship or Residency Status Can Be Affected by A DUI

Under the Canadian Criminal Code, DUI offences are characterized as serious criminal offences and as such, can have significant effects on immigrants in Canada as well as people who are seeking Canadian citizenship. In fact, people who are permanent residents in Canada can face deportation as well as a change in status if they are convicted of a DUI.

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News

7 Reasons Why We Need to Turn Every Day Into ‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’

The majority of households in Canada own a pet. For people who own a pet, they feel that their pets are part of their family. The pets are there when they wake up, when they start their day, and as part of their daily routine. Since a lot of people already have a life that includes details related to caring for their pets, why not just bring their pets to work?

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