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Do Your Driving Convictions Really Disappear After 3 Years

From my blog: Simon Says, Category: Police Myths Do Your Driving Convictions Really Disappear After 3 Years? Records of Convictions for Provincial Charges in Ontario Do your driving convictions really disappear after 3 years?  Simon says, "No!"  Keep reading to…

The legality of G20 police cordons in Toronto

Toronto is a changed city this weekend. Various police forces have cordoned off a big part of downtown searching and checking IDs of those wishing to enter. We in Canada are not used to ID checks and car searches on…

The law of street protest in Canada

The events of the G20 weekend in Toronto raised important legal issues and exposed gaps in our law. Are street protests legal and when can the police break them up? Can the police have special powers when world leaders are…

You Have the Right to Remain Silent?

Post by Randall Ryder Years ago, the US Supreme Court decided the Miranda case, which gave birth to the set of rights that are always provided to criminal suspects. The lines have been made famous by pop culture, including the first…

AZ sheriff under grand jury investigation for abusing power

An Arizona sheriff is under grand jury scrutiny for allegedly abusing his power by conducting unauthorized searches, questioning county employees in their homes, and threatening county employees with investigations. The sheriff was embroiled in a controversy with county officials after…

Rookie officer acquitted in sex assault

Peter Small Courts Bureau A rookie police officer has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a financial services worker he met online, but a judge warned him to make sure he correctly reads women in the future. "The next time a…