Friday, January 24, 2020

Wrongfully Accused of a Crime? Here is What You Should Do


Any crime accusation shouldn’t be taken lightly. A wrongful accusation can destroy one’s life and cause a whirlwind of effects that can hurt a lot of people. What can be a petty action of someone who wants to cause harm to someone else can cause a series of events that can’t be unturned. It is all too easy to fling accusations because of emotions such as jealousy and vindictiveness but always remember that a crime accusation will be processed like a serious criminal allegation.

What Lawyers Say

Most lawyers will say that it is best to avoid situations wherein you can be wrongfully accused but when the situation presents itself, advise to not take allegations lightly. Note that any accusation will be taken seriously by the authorities more so if involving a crime. It is best to consult a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to stop further defamation and to form a defence if needed.

Facing Defamation

Aside from possibly getting involved in lengthy investigations because of an accusation, you also have to think of the damage to your reputation if your accuser went public or shared wrongful information about you. With social media, a rumor can spread in a matter of hours to days. You need to contact a criminal lawyer who can counter this for you as well prevent the further spread of malicious and defamatory information.

Defending Yourself

Aside from making sure that you contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible, you will want to gather evidence and data to help your lawyer defend you. You have to be ready to follow the advice of your legal counsel even if it means going against what you might normally do. You’ll also have to avoid retaliating against your accuser and trust the legal process even when your life is turned upside down by a wrongful accusation.
Need help from a criminal lawyer in Toronto? You should contact Calvin Barry today for an immediate response. The sooner you take care of a wrongful accusation, the sooner you can move on with your life.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

What You Have to Know About Presenting Evidence – A Must for DUIs





DUI is considered as a criminal offence in Canada. Because of how serious a charge of driving under the influence is, anyone who has been charged has the right to see any evidence against himself. In the same vein, withholding evidence is equally as serious. This is important to note because every little piece of evidence counts in coming up with a conviction as well as forming a winning defense when it comes to DUI charges.

To Plea or Not to Plea?

If you’ve been arrested or charged for a DUI, you must make sure that you are given the chance to see the evidence against you before making a move that can lead to your conviction. Most of the time, those who have been stopped for a possible DUI panic and immediately admit to driving under the influence as soon as they get to the police station. This is a huge mistake. Note that all and everything that you say can be used against you; hence, it will help you more to try to avoid volunteering any information without prior approval from your DUI lawyer. A simple sentence uttered as a mistake can lead to a conviction and make forming a DUI defence nearly impossible even for the best DUI lawyer that you can hire.

Getting Evidence is Key

It is possible that not all the evidence your lawyer may need to form a good DUI defence will be included in the evidence showed to you. In this scenario, your lawyer can ask for copies of footage, videos, and any other record that may exist related to your DUI charge. Procuring all these data will take time and can be nerve-wracking, especially when court dates get moved and you are left wondering what the outcome will be. Your only real choice is to wait things out and go over each piece of evidence with your lawyer even though doing so might make you worry more. This part of the process isn’t about nursing your feelings but about making sure that one alcohol-tinged incident does not end up defining the rest of your life.

Can’t help but worry? What you need is a good DUI lawyer to allay your fears and take charge of your defence. Contact Toronto DUI lawyer Calvin Barry today if need some help for your DUI defence.



Monday, November 18, 2019

Calvin Barry Proudly Supports the Elpida Autism Foundation


Calvin Barry was proud to support the Elpida Autism Foundation last friday with almost $9,000 in donations.
Elpida Autism Foundation (Elpida Gala) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that was established in 2014. To date it has raised over $550,000 to benefit those impacted by autism.
Their goal as a foundation is to continue to increase autism awareness and acceptance, provide monetary support for research and development, and to provide much needed support for programs that help young people living on the spectrum an opportunity to discover what they do best in order to live a fulfilled life.
Elpida’s ultimate goal is a short term respite care facility and long term sustainable housing establishment.
To learn more or to donate to this worthy cause, please visit: https://www.elpidaautism.com/

Calvin Barry Was Proud To Support Victim Services Toronto at the Chief’s Gala


Calvin Barry was proud to pledge $9,000 in donations at the Chief of Police’s Gala at the Beanfield Centre on Thursday, November 14th.
The Chief’s Gala is a yearly event hosted by Chief Mark Saunders in support of Victim Services Toronto. It is a celebration that highlights a highly valued volunteer organization that is respected and essential not only to victims, but also to police officers at the scene of crimes and sudden tragedies.
The Chief’s Gala is a high profile event that takes place yearly in the month of November. Over 1,300 guests attend including police chefs and senior police leaders from across the province, members from all levels of government, and members from the business community. Since 2008, over $2.7 million has been raised at the Chief’s Gala.
Victim Services Toronto provides immediate on-site crisis, trauma, safety and support services to victims of crime and sudden tragedy. This agency works closely, and in partnership with, the Toronto Police and depends on community support and donations in order to provide essential victim assistance programs to the City of Toronto.
To learn more or to donate, please visit: http://www.chiefsgala.com/ or http://victimservicestoronto.com/

Friday, November 1, 2019

Calvin Barry Was Proud to Support a Great Cause in Right to Play


On Tuesday, October 17th, Calvin joined an outstanding group of heroes to help create a better world for children and youth living in some of the most difficult and dangerous places on earth.
The Heroes Gala raised over $2.6M in critical funds to help children rise above adversity using the power of play.
Right To Play is a global organization that attempts to teach children in need with educational games. It was founded in 2000 by Olympic gold medallist Johann Olav Koss. Right To Play’s programs are facilitated by more than 14,900 local volunteer coaches and more than 620 international staff.
Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as coaches to deliver its programs in 18 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national offices in Canada, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The national offices raise funds, build awareness for Right To Play programs and advocate for play based learning.
To dontate to Right to Play, please visit: https://righttoplay.ca/

Monday, July 8, 2019

Calvin Barry Fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre a Huge Success


At Calvin Barry Professional Corporation Criminal Lawyers, we’re very proud of the work that Calvin and his wife Sophie have done towards raising money for the Thunder Bay RHSC over the years.
This years fundraiser, which took place July 5th at the Courthouse Hotel raised a total of $8,035, which will go towards purchasing much needed specialized urology equipment needed in the operating room. Calvin and Sophie were generous enough to cover all the expenses for the event, so the full amount raised can go directly to purchasing the equipment. It was a night of fun, laughter, live music, food and drinks, with special guest Dr. Hazem Elmansy.
For more information on the Thunder Bay RHSC and for information on how to donate, please visit: http://tbrhsc.net/
For more information on the needs for better urology equipment in Northern Ontario, visit: https://www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/july-3-2019-1

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Calvin Barry Represents the 'Chinese Warren Buffet'




With convicted fraudster Weizhen Tang in the news this week, as the OSC watchdog warned investors to stay away from him after he served 6 years in prison for fraud, we look back to 2009 when Calvin Barry represented Tang.

https://www.thestar.com/business/2009/06/11/chinese_warren_buffett_facing_charges_of_fraud.html

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/accused-ponzi-schemer-is-broke-lawyer-says-1.473842