Brian Ross Criminal Defence Lawyer
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Understanding Your Legal Rights Before & After Being Arrested

When the police or investigators show up at your door to make general inquires relating to a criminal offence, you do not have to answer any of their questions. You have the legal right to remain silent even when not being formally charged for a criminal offence.

Reasons Why Bail May Not Be Granted

When one is charged with a criminal offence in Ontario, part of the legal process is ensuring the accused gets a bail hearing in a timely manner – this is a constitutional right for anyone charged with a criminal offence who is held in custody. The purpose of the bail hearing is...

When Are Courts Resuming Criminal Offence Hearings and Trials in Toronto?

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay in criminal proceedings in Toronto Courts, as well as Ontario Courts. During the past several months the Courts have only been addressing urgent matters relating to criminal proceedings, like bail hearings.

How Are Criminal Offences in Toronto Being Handled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Back in March, the Ontario Court of Justice decided to suspend all non-urgent criminal proceedings until after May 29, 2020.  This date has since been amended.  Criminal offences, like impaired driving, shoplifting, drug offences, youth court cases, and so on, will still be...

Why You Should Hire A Criminal Defence Lawyer For A DUI

One common misconception some people have is that they can easily represent themselves when charged with a DUI. While this is certainly their right, what they fail to understand is they are not well-versed in criminal law and criminal law proceedings.

Domestic Assault Claims

Domestic assault is a serious criminal offence and the Courts view this type of assault as very serious in nature. Due to the fact that the victim knows their assailant, often in a familial relationship, those charged with, found guilty/convicted of domestic assault often face...

Uttering Threats: What You Need to Know

According to the Canadian Criminal Code it is illegal to knowingly threaten to cause death or bodily harm to a person.  Section 264.1(1) also makes it clear that it is a criminal offence to knowingly threaten to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property, or to threaten to...

Stalking Is a Criminal Offence Called Criminal Harassment

In today’s social media driven society, stalking is a growing concern for many people. We share a lot of personal information about ourselves on social media sites that others can often easily access without our permission. Aside from being stalked online through social media...

Why Consent Is Key to Sexual Assault Offences

Being charged with any sexual assault offence is a serious crime. If you are convicted and found guilty of the offence, not only can you face imprisonment, you can also have your reputation ruined for the rest of your life. Further, you can be placed on the Sexual Offender...