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April

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Can You Turn Around at a DUI Checkpoint?

If you have ever driven on New Year’s Eve or St. Patrick’s Day, chances are you have seen a DUI checkpoint. You may have even seen one outside a large sporting event, a music concert, or a festival. Police officers set up DUI checkpoints in an effort to deter drunk driving, as well as to stop intoxicated drivers from continuing to drive on the road. Continue reading


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March

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Is Panhandling Illegal in Ontario?

If you spend time in urban areas, you have probably encountered panhandlers. The majority of panhandlers are not aggressive, but a select few can be quite forceful about asking for money. Understandably, many people get nervous when a panhandler acts aggressively toward them. If you have encountered a panhandler, you may have wondered whether it’s actually legal to engage in this activity. Continue reading

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March

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DUIs Aren’t Just for Cars

Most people associate DUIs with motor vehicles. This makes sense, when you consider there were more than 90,000 impaired driving incidents in 2011 alone. Continue reading

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February

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Can I Be Charged with Drunk Driving for Sitting in My Vehicle?

Sometimes, it’s easy for even just a drink or two to catch up with you. As you walk to your car, you realize it would be unsafe to drive. In this situation, you may decide to simply “sleep it off” in your car – a decision that’s definitely better than drinking and driving. Continue reading

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February

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Will the Federal Government Decriminalise Marijuana?

Marijuana has long been an unsettled issue, both in Canada and the United States. Now, the federal government has announced it will likely propose legislation in 2017 to decriminalise marijuana – something that could bring clarity to the law for everyone. Both the Health Minister and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have lent their support to the proposed legislation. Continue reading

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