Recently, I was asked to comment on the legalities of owning a machete by CityNews reporter Swidda Rassy. The full article can be found here: https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/2023/01/04/machete-attacks-winnipeg/. The common “machete” is not a listed restricted or prohibited weapon or device. So when we consider what makes it illegal (or not) we are generally looking at the … More CityNews Article: “Is it legal to own a machete in Winnipeg? Lawyer breaks it down, after recent string of attacks”
Under section 263.1 of Manitoba’s The Highway Traffic Act (“HTA”), police can immediately suspend your ability to drive. They can do so under three general “impairment by drug or alcohol” groups if you were operating a motor vehicle: *Blood drug concentration is measured in mg of alcohol per 100mL of blood. Police officers must tell … More Administrative Driving Suspensions and You – What You Need to Know
Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued a ruling about how courts across the country deal with the question of sexual assault in relation to condomless sex. The case, R v Kirkpatrick, 2022 SCC 33, can be read here. The very short answer: “stealthing” (or non-consensual removal of a condom) is absolutely sexual assault. … More Sex without a Condom and “Stealthing” – is it Sexual Assault?
Upon Arrest When the police arrest someone for a domestic assault, they can either decide to release you or decide to keep you in their custody. If they decide to release you, that means that you are granted “bail” through what is called a “Promise to Appear” (with your court date) and an “Undertaking to … More What Happens When I am Charged with a Domestic Assault?
If the police have arrested you, they will take your fingerprints and photographs for identification purposes. If they decide to let you go (usually on a Promise to Appear), the police may give you an “identification date” as well as your court date. It’s usually located on the right side of the police paperwork. If … More Police Fingerprint and Photograph Records
Former Attorney General of Ontario is now Legal Aid Duty Counsel, defending individuals from the other side of the criminal justice system. “And he’s appalled,” writes Daniel Fish. For the full article, see: http://lawandstyle.ca/law/cover-story-whatever-happened-to-michael-bryant-2/
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