The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has sent a strong message to police that they can’t take anonymous tips at face value but must investigate them further, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
The defence in a B.C. drug trial has made effective use of an expert witness to demonstrate that a police dog’s behaviour did not justify the search of a man’s vehicle, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
Three women charged with the vicious kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman are liars whose versions of events are "ludicrous," Crown prosecutors said Monday in their closing submissions in an Ottawa courtroom.
Employees accused of workplace fraud should contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to protect their rights in any future legal proceedings, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
Impeding legislation which would grant free pardons for Canadians convicted of simple marijuana possession is a “great start” but could be better, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision about privacy provides some important guidelines as invasive technology becomes more available.
People charged with domestic violence are often surprised to learn that they can be convicted solely based on their partner’s testimony.
A handgun ban will not reduce crime, and it may even encourage the growth of the illegal ownership of these weapons.
While plea negotiations should be part of every criminal defence case, law schools provide only an academic sense of how they’re conducted, and offer little practical guidance.
With the holiday season underway, so too are the holiday RIDE Program checkpoints. Each year, law enforcement agencies across Ottawa and throughout Ontario set up checkpoints in an effort to curtail impaired driving from both alcohol and drugs.