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143 Every one who (a) publicly advertises a reward for the return of anything that has been stolen or lost, and in the advertisement uses words to indicate that no questions will be asked if it is returned, (b) uses words in a public advertisement to indicate that a reward will be given or paid for anything that has been stolen or lost, without interference with or inquiry about the person who produces it, (c) promises or offers in a public advertisement to return to a person who has advanced money by way of loan on, or has bought, anything that has been stolen or lost, the money so advanced or paid, or any other sum of money for the return of that thing, or (d) prints or publishes any advertisement referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

house-arrest-for-arsonThe Crown requested a four year penitentiary sentence for an accused convicted on a planned and deliberate arson charged that endangered the lives of many people, and caused over $1.3 million in damage. Mr. Lewandowski produced a flawless casebook and supporting materials and was able to secure a conditional jail sentence - a period of house arrest. The client successfully completed the sentence and didn't spend a single day in jail.
trafficking-opiates-sentence-reducedA habitual offender convicted of trafficking opiates would typically expect to receive a penitentiary sentence. In this case, the offender had a massive criminal record. Despite this, and over the Crown's vehement objections, Mr. Lewandowski secured a provincial sentence - 18 months - to be served at a treatment facility.
search-and-seizure-of-cellular-phonesA recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision enables the police to search the contents of a cellular phone upon arrest. This entry discusses the effect this will have on privacy rights as well as some of the precautions every private citizen should take in light of this flawed decision.

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