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We’re Hiring a Full-Time Legal Assistant

We’re Hiring a Full-Time Legal Assistant

Daniel Brown Law LLP, a Toronto-based law firm specializing in criminal trials and appeals, is looking for a full-time legal assistant.

Our legal assistant will be a valuable member of the team and work closely with the firm’s lawyers. Primary responsibilities will include: assisting with client intake; scheduling; processing payments and paying invoices; preparing and managing court filings; managing office supplies and equipment; and general file management for trial and appeal matters.

The ideal candidate is proactive, organized, and detail-oriented with strong communication and writing skills and the ability to effectively manage deadlines.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe/PDF programs is required. Familiarity with the criminal court system, Legal Aid Online, and PCLaw is an asset.  We are looking for someone with 1-5 years of experience. Salary range will be $40,000-$45,000.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Colleen McKeown at [email protected] by June 25, 2021. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Defending Utter Threats Charges

Defending Utter Threats Charges

How To Successfully Defend Utter Threats Charges in Toronto

The crime of uttering threats carries with it serious consequences, including the potential for imprisonment. Quite often, allegations of uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death will arise out of a domestic dispute.  In these types of cases, a special approach is required which takes into account the future needs of the parties and the public interest in preserving family harmony. For more information on domestic assault cases, read here. 

Our lawyers have defended utter threats charges in all corners of the province and often appear in courts across the GTA in addition to the Toronto courthouses including Newmarket, Oshawa, Brampton, and Milton.

Daniel Brown is a criminal law specialist with extensive knowledge and experience defending against allegations of uttering threats. As such, he is often sought out by the media to comment on national and international stories on the subject. Daniel recently spoke with the Toronto Star about a high profile uttering threats case in the news.

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Defending Dangerous Driving Charges

Defending Dangerous Driving Charges

Defending Dangerous Driving Charges in Toronto

Our lawyers have defended dangerous driving charges in all corners of the province and often appear in courts across the GTA in addition to the Toronto courthouses including Newmarket, Oshawa, Brampton, and Milton.

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Daniel Brown Law is recognized as one of Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 10 Criminal Law Boutique Firms for 2018-19.

Our firm is often called upon by the media to comment on high-profile dangerous driving cases in the news. Recently, Daniel spoke to CTV News about a woman convicted of dangerous driving causing death.

In 2020, Daniel was voted the Toronto Star’s Readers’ Choice Diamond Award Winner in the category of Best Lawyer. Daniel Brown Law was also voted the 2020 Diamond Award Winner in the category of Best Legal Services.

The remainder of this article defines the criminal charge of dangerous driving, reviews possible defences, and summarizes the penalties associated with a dangerous driving conviction in Toronto, Ontario. If you are charged with dangerous driving you should contact Daniel Brown Law at (416) 297-7200 for immediate legal advice. (more…)

Failing to Stop or Remain at the Scene of an Accident

Failing to Stop or Remain at the Scene of an Accident

This article provides a brief summary of the law in relation to the offence of failing to stop or failing to remain at the scene of a traffic accident (section 320.16 of the Criminal Code). In most provinces, a provincial driving statute such as the Ontario Highway Traffic Act may also regulate the offence of failing to remain at the scene of an accident. This article does not consider the law with respect to those provincial traffic statutes. If you or someone you know has been criminally charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident, contact a criminal lawyer. The lawyers at Daniel Brown Law can be reached for an immediate consultation at (416) 297-7200.

Frequently asked questions about failing to remain at the scene of an accident:

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Firm Update on COVID-19 and Updates on Court Closures

Firm Update on COVID-19 and Updates on Court Closures

The lawyers at Daniel Brown Law continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. As always, our priority is the health and well-being of our firm members, clients, and community.

To do our part to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, and until further notice, our physical offices will be closed, barring emergencies. All lawyers will remain available but will be working remotely. We remain available to assist existing and new clients with their criminal matters. 

We understand that criminal charges can be particularly disruptive to our clients’ lives during this time. We are committed to serving you and will continue to operate at full capacity. Daniel Brown Law is pleased to offer both video and phone meetings and consultations. For existing and potential clients trying to reach a lawyer on his or her firm line, those calls will be automatically re-routed to each lawyer’s out-of-office location. We remain committed to providing high-quality, timely service to our clients. We also remain available for consultation with new clients. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Court Updates:

To date, all courts have released a response plan regarding COVID-19-related closures. In short, almost all non-urgent matters originally scheduled to take place before the end of May including out-of-custody trial matters will be rescheduled.

For current clients, your lawyer will be in touch with you as soon as possible regarding the impact these court closures may have on your case.

For more information about court-specific closures, please see the websites below for the most up-to-date information:
Ontario Court of Justice
Superior Court of Justice
Court of Appeal for Ontario
Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal

Publishing An Intimate Image Without Consent

Publishing An Intimate Image Without Consent

How to Defend Allegations of Publishing an Intimate Image Without Consent

Since 2015, publishing an intimate image of someone else without their permission is a crime in Canada. Section 162.1 of the Criminal Code captures all ways in which intimate images may be shared, including through physical delivery, social networking, email, or other means by publishing, distributing, transmitting, selling, making available or advertising an intimate image of another person knowing that the person depicted in the image did not give their consent to that conduct.

Our lawyers have defended allegations of publishing or distributing an intimate image in all corners of the province and often appear in courts across the GTA in addition to the Toronto courthouses including Newmarket, Oshawa, Brampton, and Milton.

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Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

6950_54_news_hub_6694_656x500_optSince 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database.

The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National Sex Offender Registry to provide police throughout Canada with a significant amount of personal information and obliges them to report yearly for the purpose of being monitored by authorities.

This article answers some of the frequently asked questions about the scope and purpose of Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry. (more…)

Defending Sexual Exploitation Charges

Defending Sexual Exploitation Charges

Old BaileyWith consent, it is not illegal in Canada to have a sexual relationship with someone older than sixteen years of age, regardless of the age difference between the two parties.

An exception to this rule occurs when the sexual relationship exists between someone holding a position of trust or authority over another who is older than sixteen but younger than eighteen years of age. In such circumstances, this type of relationship may trigger the criminal charge of sexual exploitation. (more…)

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