Blog Michelle Johal

February 9, 2022

Freelance Court Interpreters Hold Rally Outside Brampton Courthouse, Demanding Wage Increases

Freelance court interpreters have started the year off by enacting job action, calling for a decade-long wage...

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April 18, 2020

What are your rights under laws imposed to stop coronavirus spread?

  During the declared emergency, the scope of police powers are now significantly broader, says Michelle Johal...

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December 11, 2019

The Right to Choose (the sequel)-Counsel of choice narrowed in scope in 2019 (and a novel decision on sentence)

Background-A new trend emerges in 2018 Appellate authorities establish that upon arrest a defendant has the right...

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December 10, 2019

Michelle Presented at The Annual Impaired & Over 80 Course

On December 7th, 2019, Michelle presented at the annual Impaired and Over 80 course at the Law...

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November 20, 2019

Michelle Presented at The Criminal Lawyer’s Fall Conference

On November 15, Michelle presented at the Criminal Lawyer’s Fall Conference. With Crown counsel, she gave a...

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May 10, 2019

Cannabis-impaired driving and per se limits post-legalization By Michelle Johal

Introduction Drug-impaired driving has been a criminal offence for many decades. What is new are the offences...

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December 25, 2018

Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws – a Primer – By Michelle Johal, Criminal Lawyer

Unless you have been living under a rock you have likely heard that as of December 18,...

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November 6, 2018

The Right to Choose – Counsel of Choice and Recent Developments pursuant to s. 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms By Michelle Johal

Background- Appellate authorities and Counsel of Choice  Appellate authorities establish that an accused in custody has the...

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