Brian Eberdt

There has been a recent significant redevelopment of the law with respect to the use of solitary confinement in federal penitentiaries more

Jan 23, 2018 11:09 AM News

Pat Sorbara and Gerry Gougheed were both aquitted of bribery charges because they succeeded in their application for a directed verdict more

Oct 30, 2017 11:07 AM News



A guide on the steps to take if you’ve been accused of a crime more

Sep 25, 2017 11:19 AM News 1 Comments


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Why anti-choice protestors aren’t considered criminal more

Aug 15, 2017 2:43 PM News 4 Comments

People have the right to a reasonable bail and the right to be presumed innocent more

Jul 11, 2017 11:10 AM News


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In the eyes of the law, being drunk doesn't mean you can't consent to sex – trial judges are required to consider the extent of the complainant’s intoxication. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:37 PM News 1 Comments

Even in the absence of a criminal record, a single conviction for breaking and entering into a dwelling house will usually result in a jail sentence. more

Dec 27, 2016 12:00 AM News



Is the minimum salary qualification much too low? And are legal aid lawyers paid enough? more

Nov 21, 2016 2:12 PM News

Last week's column questioned the use of juries in civil trials – this week's underlines their importance in criminal trials more

Oct 17, 2016 1:50 PM News 1 Comments

Given the difference between the consequences of a driving record and a criminal record, criminalization of distracted driving would be extreme more

Aug 29, 2016 12:45 PM News 6 Comments

If you can show that there was an unreasonable amount of time between your charges being laid and your trial commencing, you can argue that your charges shouldn’t proceed. more

Jul 25, 2016 4:29 PM News

In Canada, you'll likely go to jail for at least three years if you have a gun without a licence. In most parts of the U.S., it's legal. more

Jun 28, 2016 2:23 PM News 1 Comments


Zach Slootsky

Recent precedent-setting decisions are steps in the right direction and could help protect all Canadians in the future more

May 9, 2016 5:18 PM News

A juror's role is massively important, but it's not exactly like what you've seen on TV more

Apr 4, 2016 12:08 PM News 3 Comments

Our legal system is grappling with many of the same issues involved in this high-profile case more

Feb 29, 2016 10:49 AM News 1 Comments

Why wrongful arrests, convictions and unfair trials could (and probably do) happen in Canada more

Jan 18, 2016 5:53 PM News

Here's what will happen if police have reason to believe you're operating a vehicle after too many drinks more

Dec 15, 2015 1:48 PM News

In this week's legal column, criminal defence lawyer Brian Eberdt demystifies the options for fighting tickets more

Oct 26, 2015 10:31 AM News 2 Comments

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