Matt Gould Blog

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I understand the stress and impact that criminal charges can have on a person’s life. That’s why I provide effective legal representation to help my clients navigate the criminal justice system and protect their interests. Whether you’re facing a minor offense or more serious charges, it’s important to get informed and be proactive in your defense.

What is Domestic Violence?

While many people have a firm understanding of what constitutes assault or threats of violence against a stranger, their definition of domestic violence can be a little hazier. There are unique charges that can be brought against you for threatening or acting

Conditions Of Parole

When facing serious charges, sometimes there is no way around imprisonment. Even with the best criminal lawyer in Winnipeg, some offences are too serious for you to avoid consequences altogether. It is best to know that you do have some other avenues

What is Blood Alcohol Concentration?

Many people enjoy going out on the town to have a few drinks with friends, but they do not know where to draw the line before they drive home. Professionals and law enforcement use your blood alcohol concentration to determine when you’re

What You Need To Know About DUI Charges In Canada

Being accused of driving under the influence is a serious matter that needs your attention. Whether you are facing charges or just want to be prepared for any situation, you should know how to handle it all from the very beginning. From

What Is Theft Under $5,000/Theft Over $5,000 In Canada?

If you have charges pending against you, it is imperative that you understand what accusations are being made and what penalties you may face. Some of the more common charges include both theft under $5,000 and theft over $5,000. These charges can

What Are Your Rights For Enforcing Against A Landlord?

Renting a house entitles you to certain legal rights despite the fact that you don’t actually own the property itself. For example, you have the right to live in a habitable home with the proper amenities like running water and electricity. Landlords

Consequences of Assault Offences in Canada

Any act of violence should be taken seriously by law enforcement and the court. Canada has a simple system for labelling the various types of assault that can occur. Along with these categories, there are also specific consequences for each one. If

Can I Have Pot in My Car?

In Canada, when marijuana was legalized, many laws were updated or created. Even though there’ve been concerns regarding impaired driving from marijuana, there does not tend to be a massive increase in such charges. But, from October 2018 to February 2019, around

What Happens When You’re Charged with Domestic Assault?

Upon Arrest As the police arrest somebody for a domestic assault, they either can choose to release you or make the decision to keep you in custody. If you’ve been charged with domestic assault, and want to talk with an attorney about

CBD Products

The post-legalization world has been…interesting, to say the least. You really get a good glimpse into how wild a lawyer’s work can be when you follow all the threads that make up the framework of our new, legal cannabis world. One of

Poppy Seed Positives

There are a lot of potential failure points when it comes to impaired driving, problem areas where innocent or well-meaning people might be hurt by the system. Poor understanding of mental health conditions, implicit bias, miscommunication and poor comprehension of the law

Care and Control in Impaired Driving

The law is incredibly nuanced and complex; a layman’s understanding of the law will rarely give you the complete picture. Most folks, for example, think that impaired driving means just that; driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances

Off-Road Vehicles And DUIs

Canada’s DUI laws exist to protect people; potential victims of drinking and driving accidents, and the drivers themselves. Trying to protect innocent bystanders is one of the most important reasons these laws are in place, but a focus on this might lead

Prescription Drugs and DUIs

Treating an illness with drugs is always a tricky proposition. You want to target the illness, restoring quality of life for the patient, and potentially curing them of the root cause of their symptoms. At the same time, there’s always risks when

Ignition Interlock in Manitoba

There is an ever-present push and pull in the legal system, one that informs a lot of debate. The law must protect society from bad actors, and it can go about this in two different ways: deterrents and reformations. Deterrents are those

Boating and DUIs

There’s little that goes together as well as summertime and beer. You’re out at the cabin with a few friends, the sun is up, you’re feeling good, you’ve enjoyed a breakfast beverage and you’re thinking about going out on the lake, to


Driving while impaired can bring on serious legal consequences; there are serious financial consequences, too. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is the sole insurer for automobiles in the province of Manitoba, and they have steep penalties for drivers who were caught driving under