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Michelle’s cases have been reported in top Toronto media publications, including the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. She has written for the Brampton Guardian and appeared on TVO, the Agenda. She was recently invited to speak on the subject of RCMP overreach and the government’s new proposed legislation on extreme intoxication by the CBC.

Michelle In The Media

News

The GTA's Impaired Driving Problem Not the Way to Get Home

For Decades Now, The Message Has Been Loud And Clear: Don’t Drink And Drive. But Judging By The Rates At Which People Are Charged In This Province, Some People Still Don’t Get It…

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We woke up to find police in our home, N.L. woman says

A Mount Moriah, N.L. family says their privacy was invaded by two RCMP officers who entered their home unannounced and questioned their young daughter about a missing girl early Sunday morning.

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Bill C-28
Extreme Intoxication Ruling

The Federal government tabled a bill in a bid to eliminate ‘self-induced extreme intoxication’ as a defence. Criminal lawyer Michelle Johal joined CBC News Network moments after the announcement, for some context and analysis.

News Articles

Michelle has been asked to provide her legal opinion to local news articles.

Here are some recent stories:

A judge is deciding whether this domestic abuser should be designated a dangerous offender

The Crown is taking the unusual step of seeking a dangerous offender designation for a man whose criminal record is relatively modest when compared to other dangerous and long-term offenders.

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 increase and other benefits, which they say was their only option to better their work environments.

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

Police and provincial offences officers are now responsible for responding to calls related to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act — the “Act” — invoked by the Province of Ontario and as well as ensuring the public’s general compliance with it.

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 increase and other benefits, which they say was their only option to better their work environments.

Here's a primer on Canada’s new impaired driving laws

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have likely heard that as of December 18, 2018 the law changed dramatically as it relates Criminal Code drinking and driving offences.

Beyond Just A Criminal Lawyer

Beyond just a criminal lawyer Ms. Johal is devoted to continuing legal education. She is often called upon to lecture other lawyers at continuing professional development courses at various organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Destination Continuing Professional Development Program, the Ontario Bar Association and the Criminal Lawyer’s Association. She is also an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program and Osgoode Hall Law school’s Trial Advocacy course.

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