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Avoid These 4 Big Mistakes When Dealing with False Charges

As valid as your indignation may be over getting falsely charged, you must make sure to keep a level head and avoid making mistakes that can make things a lot worse for you. Remember that the priority is to prove your innocence and you can only successfully accomplish that if you avoid the following mistakes.

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Is it Harder to Get a Job After a DUI?

A lot of companies perform detailed background checks prior to hiring, especially for positions that would be in the public eye or positions on a higher pay scale. This is when a long-forgotten DUI charge can come back to haunt you. A past DUI charge can have significant effects on your job prospects if it is not addressed properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Fraud Charges in Toronto

Calvin Barry is a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto who has decades of combined experience handling both large-scale and small-scale cases of fraud. He knows how to identify and look for possible problems arising from a fraud charge and can formulate a strong defence that may result in an acquittal.

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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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Legal Commentary

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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