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Chris Larsen Cleared as a Suspect in Homophobic Attack

Ottawa Redblacks Lineman Chris Larsen has been cleared as a suspect: “he’s not a person of interest,” said Larsen’s lawyer Calvin Barry on Tuesday. “At most, he’ll may be a witness when they get the people that did do what occurred.”

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The Calvin Barry Criminal Law Award – 2021 Recipients

The Calvin Barry Criminal Law Award is awarded to a 2L student at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay who achieves the highest mark in the Criminal Law course in the previous academic year. If two or more students achieve the same mark, the award will be shared equally.

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FAQ for Charges of Drug Possession in Ontario

The Crown Attorney must prove that the item in question involved in a drug possession case is indeed an illegal drug according to the definition set by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Without a medical exemption, the following drugs are illegal to possess in Canada: cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy, GHB, heroin, ketamine, LSD, magic mushrooms, opium and more.

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Toronto DUI Lawyer / Impaired Driving FAQ

A person is arrested for DUI in Canada after the police officer has established reasonable suspicion that the person may be impaired while driving based on observations and roadside testing. The person will be brought to the police station for further testing and evaluation.

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged With a Criminal Offence

A charge for a criminal offence in Canada will come with serious consequences even without a conviction. The last thing you want to do is …

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What Happens When I’m Arrested And It’s Not My First Drinking & Driving Offence?

Drinking and driving laws in Ontario are already quite strict for first-time offenders, so what happens if someone has been arrested for subsequent offences? Consequences …

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