Your First Court Appearance

Your First Court Appearance

What to know if you’re ordered to appear in court. A first appearance in court can be extremely nerve-racking. Here is a list of what you need to know to prepare for your first court date. What happens at a first appearance in court?: This is NOT a Trial Date. It is you introduction to […]

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Me Ginzburg wins 2017 Oratory Prize

Me Ginzburg wins 2017 Oratory Prize

Me Adam Ginzburg managed to woo the Jury with his eloquent speech on: « Is a dirty martini better served shaken or stirred? » This competition allowed him to compete against some of Montreal’s finest orators. The skills displayed in such events can be directly applied to the courtroom. It takes a combination of eloquence, wit and […]

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6 X 9: A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement

6 X 9: A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement. It’s a term most of us are pretty familiar with. Yet due to its normalization via popular culture, the brutal and inhuman nature of this practice has been somewhat dulled. Lest we forget, solitary confinement (referred to as segregation in Canada) is the single most severe punishment an inmate can receive, with the excep...

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How a Tweet Can Become a Weapon

How a Tweet Can Become a Weapon

We all know cybercrime can cause serious damage. From plain online bullying to sophisticated mega-hacking, the results of cyber attacks can be disastrous, leading to emotional distress and significant financial loss. But generally speaking, no one imagines that online attacks could cause direct physical harm to someone, like a gun or a knife would....

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Police Can’t Erase Your Phone’s Pictures

Police Can’t Erase Your Phone’s Pictures

A recent Quebec Court decision has stated that police officers cannot ask citizens to erase photos on their phones which capture the officers on duty. This adds to the notion that, fundamentally speaking, filming police officers on duty is completely legal. I wrote about this in a previous post. The officers may, under certain conditions, […...

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Travelling With a Criminal Record

Travelling With a Criminal Record

It’s no secret. A criminal record can have a serious impact on your job, your immigration status, not to mention your personal and family life. For many people, one of the most problematic results of a criminal record is a travel restriction. Here are some brief and general guidelines on the matter. General factors to consider […]

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