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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.

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

Cannabis in Your Car

We’re a few months out from cannabis legalization, and I decided to go ahead and look at some of the statistics for why people have received cannabis related tickets in the last while. Statistics for Manitoba aren’t as widely available as I’d

The New Impaired Driving Laws, Part 2

To fully understand this post, it would be best if you read Part 1. You should also take the time to peruse some previous blog posts that go into more detail about the impaired driving changes, including changes to the level of

The New Impaired Driving Laws, Part 1

There are new impaired driving laws in Canada, the framework of which has been discussed on previous blog posts. In the next two blog posts, we’re going to try to take an impartial look at these laws by evaluating what proponents of

The Three Cannabis Markets

In Canada, there are three different markets in which you can procure cannabis. There’s the first market, which we might deem the white or legal market, the grey market, and the black market. To ensure that you are consuming cannabis safely and

What Happens When You Drive High

Marijuana is now legal in Canada, but driving high remains illegal. We’ve addressed some of the unpractical aspects of this in previous blog posts; THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, is hard to accurately measure, and the amount of THC in a

Impaired Driving Amendments to the Criminal Code

In 2018, the Criminal Code saw two important amendments that relate to impaired driving. The first part of the amendment came into force on June 21st, 2018, and it pertains mostly to drug-impaired driving, in light of the then pending legalization of