Charter Lawyers: How Do Charter Rights Impact my Criminal Matter?
From your arrest to an appeal, the Charter plays a crucial role in your criminal matter. It is important that you ensure your Charter rights are protected throughout your criminal matter. This can range from the right to a fair trial or the right to a speedy trial (section 11(b)).
Charter Lawyers: Use of Force by the Police
Police officers are allowed to use as much force as is reasonably necessary to carry out their duties. They must use force only after other methods of resolving the situation have been exhausted or deemed ineffective.
Trial Lawyers: How Can the Police Use my Social Media?
The lawyers at Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh have a wealth of experience dealing with Charter issues. This includes unlawful arrests; searches of homes, vehicles, and wiretap investigations; and right to counsel issues. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, please give us a call at 416-613-0416 to schedule a consultation.
Charter Rights: Vehicle Searches
The police can search your vehicle without a warrant in certain situations. Here are some scenarios where a warrantless search may be permitted: consent, incidental to arrest, plain view, exigent circumstances, pursuant to Provincial legislation.
Charter Rights: Strip Searches
A strip search is a type of search in which a person is required to remove some or all their clothing so that the police can inspect their body and clothing for evidence. A strip search is not the same as a pat-down search, which is a less invasive type of search that does not require a person to remove any clothing.