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Do You Think I’ll Get Bail?

When someone is in remand awaiting a bail hearing at facilities like Maplehurst and Toronto South or at courts such as 1000 Finch in North York, 1911 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough or the Brampton court at 7755 Hurontario Street, they most often want to know the chances of them leaving via a bail hearing. […]

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How Elections Affect Your Procedural Rights

As the elections numbers have shown us, not everyone votes. Some do this because they reason that their votes won’t have any effect in any event. Nevertheless, whether you vote or not, the people that you elect have a huge impact on your procedural rights should you ever get caught up in the criminal justice […]

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Failure to Remain

Failure to remain is an offence under most provincial statutes. However, the criminal code of Canada actually has failure to stop after accident under section 320.16.  The main difference between the two is that if you’re charged under the criminal code you could possibly face jail time if convicted. You could, of course, be charged […]

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Bench Warrants

I often get a calls from people saying that the court ordered a bench warrant after they missed a court date. It’s often second-hand information, in that someone that they know was at the courthouse, heard their name called and then relayed the information about the bench warrant to them. Essentially, there are two possibilities […]

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Peace Bonds, Discharges and Suspended Sentences

With a peace bond (s.810 or Common Law), there is no admission of guilt or wrongdoing. It is merely an agreement of certain facts relating to the incident and a promise to keep the peace with another party. If a person is to plead ‘guilty’, a discharge is the most favourable sentence that one can […]

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Da Chip

Unfortunately, I was in Paris while the Raptors won the NBA Finals, but I got to rep them nonetheless while I was there. My experiences during my trip to France greatly aided my understanding of criminal law and offered a new perspective. I am now back and ready to help those that want to help […]

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Legal Aid Cuts

Doug Ford’s Conservative government has severely slashed the Legal Aid budget in the province of Ontario. This has affected many services that both clients and Legal Aid staff may have taken for granted in the past. As well, it’s clear that less Legal Aid certificates will be issued in the future. The government may be […]

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The Journey Begins

The right guide can help you through rough terrain. The Journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. — Lao Tzu For those caught up in the criminal justice system, it often seems a daunting task to find a way out. This is primarily why I started bonsulaw.com, as a venture to aid those […]

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