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M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye is a Nova Scotia freelance writer/editor who has written about legal issues for over three decades. His interest in the law began while working as a reporter in North Carolina, where his coverage included law enforcement and the courts. This interest expanded when he moved to Washington, DC, where he covered legal issues—including two precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court cases—for Inside Washington and then edited a legal digest for a lobbying firm. Since going freelance in 1998, he has written for 12 different law firms and currently writes for two Toronto-area and two Florida-based law firms. In addition to legal issues, M.J. Moye specializes in demographics and is co-author of “Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead.”

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If you're a big soap opera fan, you probably know that Emmy Award-winning “General Hospital" star Haley Pullos is taking a leave of absence from her role as Molly Lansing-Davis due to injuries sustained in an April 29th Los Angeles-area freeway accident. “Unfortunately, I was involved in an automobile accident, and I'm doing okay, but I am going to need a little time to recover," the actress told Soap Opera Digest 10 days after the accident.

It took the news media another week to figure out that police ...

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You drink responsibly, right? Not only do you intuitively know that you should drink responsibly, but public service announcements by non-profit organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and governmental bodies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario frequently remind us to “drink responsibly."

While “drink responsibly" is primarily associated with being responsible by not getting behind the wheel after drinking, being a responsible drinker can also mean limiting your alcohol consumption in the interest of your personal health and for the preservation of public order. Heavy alcohol use can affect ...

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Impaired drivers frequently injure and kill people on Ontario highways and roads. Google something like “impaired driving causing bodily harm in Ontario,” and you can review dozens of sad accounts. For example, the Toronto Woman who was charged last month with multiple DUI-related offences after rear-ending three vehicles at a stop light, causing three injuries and one death. Or, for a more “explosive” story, consider the Kitchener woman who was sentenced to three years in prison for a DUI-related crash in London that resulted in a natural gas explosion that ...

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With a professional interest in the subject matter, the lawyers of TorontoDUI keep abreast of all DUI-related news and take note of any interesting, impaired driving-related information they come across, no matter how trivial. One of our lawyers recently found an article that named the GMC C1500 pickup truck as the motor vehicle involved with the most DUIs in America. According to the Insurify report — "The Car Models with the Most DUIs in 2021" — GMC C1500 drivers “are pulled over for driving drunk 144% more frequently than the average motorist ...

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Do you recognize any of the following taglines?:

  • “If you don't stop your friend from drinking and driving, you're as good as dead."
  • “No mom should have motherhood taken away."
  • “If you drink, then drive, you're a bloody idiot."
  • “Why aren't their licenses taken away before they kill someone."
  • “Each drink you have before driving impairs your judgement."
  • “Drinking and driving can kill a friendship!"
  • “If you're impaired, request a safe ride home."
  • “Friends don't let friends drive drunk."
  • “Happy Mother's Day is ...

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Pretty much every Canadian knows that impaired driving is dangerous and can lead to severe penalties if you are arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.

You know that, right? If not, we suggest you learn a bit about the dangers of impaired driving and what might happen to you if you are arrested for DUI.

What many Canadians do not fully understand are the legalities of consuming or transporting alcohol in their vehicles. In fact, in Ontario, taking a “roadie" is an all-too-common ...

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If you've been recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in the Greater Toronto Area, you probably have a lot on your mind. Little doubt that at least some of the following thoughts have coursed through your brain since the police officially charged you with DUI:

  • My spouse is going to kill me.
  • Who's going to find out about this?
  • Should I get a lawyer?
  • I didn't drink that much.
  • How am I going to get to work?
  • Can I beat the ...

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Potential Toronto-area clients who initially consult with us about their impaired driving charges tend to have many questions. Our DUI criminal defence lawyers often preface our responses to these questions with "it depends."

For example: "Can you beat the charges?"

"It depends," we'll begin our response, knowing that the outcome of the case relies on dozens of different factors, each of which could prove favourable or fatal to the likelihood of securing positive results.

The answer to the often-asked question of how much it costs to hire a Toronto ...

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Despite intensive public education efforts and decades of increasing enforcement efforts and penalties, Canadians continue to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. According to Statistics Canada, 38,252 people were arrested for impaired driving in 2021. If police charged that many people with DUI (driving under the influence), how many impaired drivers did the police miss that year?

It's anyone's guess, but the DUI lawyers at TorontoDUI assume that the number is at least double, if not triple. You probably do not want to join the ...

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If Ontario police arrest you for impaired driving-related charges, you might be tempted to plead guilty during your first court appearance, especially if it's your first DUI arrest. Whatever the charges are based on— blood alcohol readings over 80, failing to provide a blood or breath sample, physical impairment, drug evaluation, or care and control—you might believe that the police have you nailed and that it is futile to fight it in court. You might also think it's in your best interest to accept the punishment quickly ...

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