What does “Over 80” mean?

What does “Over 80” mean?

“Over 80” and “Driving with Excess Blood Alcohol” are the same thing. Specifically, they are a criminal charge, and refer to an accused person who has operated a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in their blood. We often hear people say, “I wasn’t drunk. How could they charge me with Driving with Excess Blood Alcohol?”

Legal Rights and Criminal Offences

Legal Rights and Criminal Offences

Every person has specific legal rights when charged with a criminal offence. It does not matter if the criminal offence is minor, like “Theft Under $5,000” or more serious, like “Manslaughter”. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their rights. If you are ever detained or arrested in relation to a criminal offence, it is crucial, that you exercise your rights.

The Bail Hearing Process

The Bail Hearing Process

Being charged with a criminal offence is a stressful and emotionally taxing experience. An arrested party can either be charged and released, or charged and held for a bail hearing. Section 11(e) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that a “detained” party has the right to reasonable bail, unless there is a just cause why the party should be detained in custody. 

Disclosure: What You Need To Know

Disclosure: What You Need To Know

Every individual charged with a criminal offence will receive a “disclosure” package. The primary purpose of disclosure is to ensure that an Accused party knows the case to be met, and is able to make full answer and defence. Generally, the Crown has an obligation to disclose all information in its possession and control unless said information is clearly irrelevant or subject to a claim of privilege. 

Save the Beer for the Pier The Laws Surrounding Alcohol and Boating….

Save the Beer for the Pier  The Laws Surrounding Alcohol and Boating….

With the abundance of lakes and rivers that we have in Ontario, boating is a common past-time enjoyed by many. Whether for fishing, water-skiing, or plain relaxing, being on a boat is a great way to spend a hot summer day. However, this is where some get a bit too comfortable. Hot summer day, you said? Why not bring some ice cold beers along for the boat ride? Wrong! There is a lot more to it.

A few hours of sleep and a "Double Double" may not cut it!

A few hours of sleep and a "Double Double" may not cut it!

It’s quite a common occurrence. You go out with your friends, and the alcohol and the partying flows late into the night. You, being a responsible adult, have pre-planned and spend the night at a friend’s place or have booked a hotel room. You wake up in the morning or early afternoon, grab a coffee, and decide to head home. Unfortunately, you might not have waited long enough!

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