DONICH LAW IN THE MEDIA
Donich Law regularly provides expert commentary and legal opinion to the media regarding new developments in the Law, particularly in the realm of Financial and Sex Crimes, Impaired Drivng, Privacy Law and other emerging areas. In its R. v. J.R.
, the Firm secured a withdrawal of Voyeurism against the accused who impersonated the owner of a Toronto Strip Club to solicit explicit photos of women.
The Firm has also handled a range of other Voyeurism allegations on Public Transit, including in its R. v. S.H. , where the Firm defended the accused charged with recording women with a concealed HD Smartphone on TTC escalators and resolved all charges without a Criminal Record. In the Firm’s R. v. D.N. , after a 3 day trial, the Firm secured a full acquittal on all counts of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching where the accused was alleged to have sexually assaulted a 10 year old child a decade ago.
The Firm has also handed a range of high profile Mischief allegations, in its R. v. M.S. , it defended the “streaker” at the 2014 Blue Jays Home Opener Game in Downtown Toronto, the Firm secured a full withdrawal for the southern Ontario resident. The Firm secured a withdrawal of Assault against the President of a Martial Arts Team competing at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games in its R. v. J.F. .
We have provided expert commentary on emerging privacy issues, specifically with the development of mobile and cloud computing and the widespread availability of HD Recording devices in new Smartphones and their implications for Privacy Law.
Jordan Donich has been consulted for expert commentary from CityNews, 680News, CTV, McLeans Magazine, Metro News, Chatelaine Magazine, CBC News, Thomson Reuters, Toronto Star, Law Times, Global News and and many other Toronto Media organizations. The Firm has provided expert legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet Crime, specifically Child Pornography allegations, Financial and Sex Crimes, Cloud Computing and new sophisticated law enforcement Search Tactics.
The Firm has been consulted for its expertise regarding new developments in technology and its implications for both Privacy Law and related criminal charges. It has also been consulted regarding emerging law enforcement surveillance, including new police engineered file-sharing technologies.
Description: Jordan Donich and Stuart O’Connell, former Ottawa Law School Professor, provide expert opinion to CityNews on July 25, 2015. An Uber Taxi Driver was caught secretly recording passengers for a personal website. The Firm provided expert legal opinion regarding new technologies in Privacy Law and Voyeurism.
INTERNET AND SEX CRIMES
The Firm defends complex High Profile internet and sex crime allegations, specifically, Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Sexual Exploitation, Child Pornography, Voyeurism, Internet Luring and other Sex Crimes.
In November, 2013, Toronto Police announced the results of Project Spade, a three-year, international investigation involving the making and distribution of child exploitation material through sophisticated peer to peer file sharing software.
The Firm defended Peel Regions largest Child Pornography sting in 2014 in its R. v. E.G. , where over half a million images of child sexual abuse material was recovered and hundreds of videos.
The Firm has even attended Police Internet Crime Headquarters and directly handled their automated file sorting software used for categorizing various child pornography images and videos. The Firm has been involved in some Toronto’s largest child pornography busts and throughout Ontario.
In the massive online child exploitation investigation, Ontario Provincial Police charged over 60 people and executed 99 search warrants across Ontario resulting in 249 charges. The investigation involved the collaboration of three separate law enforcement agencies, including one based out of the U.S.A., where sophisticated American law enforcement technology was used as part of the international collaborated Child Pornography crackdown.
In its, R. v. M.M. , it defended the accused charged with a Sexual Assault allegation from nearly 40 years ago. In its R. v. W.C. , it defended a dated allegation of incest from the complainant’s father from the 1980s. The Criminal Law Group recently secured a withdrawal of an allegation of Sexual Assault against a Jehovah Witness in its R. v. R.K. .
In the Firm’s R. v. D.N. , after a 3 day trial, the Firm secured a full acquittal on all counts of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching where the accused was alleged to have sexually assaulted a 10 year old child a decade ago.
It further secured a withdrawal of a Sexual Interference allegation in its R. v. J.P. . In its recent R. v. A.H. , the Firm secured a withdrawal of nine (9) Sex Offences, including Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Luring against a Toronto TTC Driver.
Description: 80 People Charges in Child Pornography Bust.
The Firm defends high profile Impaired Driving allegations. In its R. v. R.B. , on November 2, 2013, a car struck a poll on Clonmore Drive and sliced in two. The driver, walked away with minor injuries. At the hospital, the driver’s blood was seized without a warrant and registered close to 200 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. The Firm secured an acquittal of Over 80 and Dangerous Driving at Trial. The Firm has even defended a Toronto Business Consultant charged with Impaired Driving for mixing over the counter pain medication. Recently, after nearly 3 years of litigation, the Criminal Law Group secured a full acquittal at trial, in its R. v. F.B. , where the accused was alleged to have operated a Skyjack on a construction site, for which keys were found in the ignition.
In the Criminal Law Group’s R. v. M.V. , it secured a full withdrawal of Over 80 by high profile Bay Street Investment Banker charged at a RIDE stop. In its R. v. D.G. , the Firm defended a Hollywood Stunt Man charged with Impaired Driving and had readings over 300 mgs.
It further secured a withdrawal of Impaired Driving and Over 80 in its R. v. M.Z. , where the driver, a daughter of an OPP officer, flipped the car in a ditch and had Breathalyzer readings over 160 mgs.
In its R. v. B.P.  the Criminal Law Group secured a withdrawal of Impaired Driving where the driver fell asleep in his vehicle covered in vomit. In its new R. v. K.C.  it secured a withdrawal of Impaired Driving where the female driver had Breathalyzer readings over 260 mgs, and was caught trying to conceal open alcohol in the vehicle at the scene of the accident. In its R. v. V.T. , it secured a withdrawal of Impaired Driving and Refusing to provide a sample where the driver attempted to flee from police and was apprehended on the run. The Criminal Law Group has also defended a number of drivers impaired by drugs. In its new R. v. J.F. , it defended a Toronto Business Consultant charged with Impaired Driving for combining and consuming over the counter pain medication.
GUNS AND GANGS
In November 2014, a fatal shooting in Downtown Toronto claimed the life of an innocent 31 year old man. A number of shots were fired, further striking two female bystanders. The restaurant at the time of the shooting was full, with approximately 60 to 80 patrons at the time of the shooting.
The Firm worked extensively with the Toronto Police Guns and Gangs Unit and Guns and Gangs Crown Prosecution. In its R. v. T.M. , over a period of several weeks, the Firm secured Judicial Interim Release for an Accessory to Murder two days before Christmas. The incident has been subject to significant media coverage on Global News.
The Firm has handled a number of high profile Financial, Impaired Driving, Sexual and Violent crimes, in its R. v. R.W. , it defended the accused charged with cracking the complainant’s skull with a hammer in a Tim Horton’s Washroom. In its R. v. A.Y. , the firm secured a full withdrawal of Assault Causing Bodily Harm strictly on the basis of an evidentiary technicality. In its R. v. A.K. , the Firm secured a full withdrawal for Possession of a Firearm in Downtown Toronto. Recently, in its R. v. R.R. , the accused was found in his car with over 3 Grams of Cocaine, the Firm successfully resolved the proceeding without a Criminal Record.
The Firm provided expert legal advice regarding a police blood warrants. A suspect was required to attend a sophisticated police Blood Lab to provide a sample of his blood for analysis at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.
The Firm has also handed a number of Assault allegations within Toronto’s Entertainment District. In its R. v. A.B.  et. al., it defended three co-accused all charged with Assault Bodily Harm in a Club District brawl. Blood was swabbed from the clothing off all accused persons and sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for analysis. The Firm has also handed a number of high profile Domestic Assaults. In its R. v. A.P. , the Firm defended a Paralegal Candidate charged with Assault with a Weapon.
On July 22, 2015, a man and two women were accused of defrauding the TTC employee benefits plan, insured by Manulife Financial, for $4 Million Dollars. The Firm provided expert commentary regarding Judicial Interim Release. Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit oversaw the investigation, executing large-scale search warrants. The Firm has also provided expert commentary on Fraud in Toronto’s Housing Market on CBC News.
The Firm has defended a number of TTC Employees. In its R. v. C.S. , the firm defended a streetcar driver charged with forcible confinement.
In the Firm’s recent R. v. A.N. , it successfully secured a withdrawal on all counts of fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and uttering forged documents for a $56,000.00 RBC banking transaction. The Criminal Law Group in its new R. v. S.C. , further resolved a $60,000.00 HomeSense employee fraud ring without a criminal record.
In January, 2017, the Firm resolved four (4) Fraud related allegations without a criminal record against a Canada Post employee charged with defrauding the Bank of Nova Scotia over $50,000.00 in its R. v. S.A. .
In its R. v. N.B.  and R. v. B.L.  the Criminal Law Group defended a Target Canada Internal Employee Fraud Ring, it successfully resolved all 13 Fraud Charges without a criminal record, nearly all participants were University Students and first offenders.
In its R. v. G.G  the Criminal Law Group further secured a full withdrawal of all counts of Fraud and Theft by a BMO Bank Teller accused of robbing the bank on the job.
The Firm has handled a number of complex Shoplifting and Theft allegations in Toronto, in its R. v. K.L. , the Firm secured a full Withdrawal of eight (8) Theft and Fraud Under $5,000 related charges, including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. In its R. v. C.T. , the Firm secured a withdrawal of Theft Under against a Bay Street Banker who was accused of stealing $1500.00 in merchandise from The Bay.
In the Firm’s R. v. J.A. , it secured a withdrawal of 3 Theft, Attempt Theft and Fraud Charges against the accused who was allegedly involved in an internal employer-employee Theft Ring where $3000.00 in Blue Jays merchandise went missing from the Rogers Center.
Jordan Donich has defended a number of professional in Toronto charged with various Theft and Fraud allegations. He is frequently retained to defend internal allegations of Theft and Fraud from a number of Merchants who aggressively prosecute allegations of Theft and Fraud. The Firm’s clients’ range from students to retirees and include Real Estate Agents, Teachers, Pharmacists, Doctors, Accountants, Municipal, Provincial and Federal Employees, new Immigrants to Toronto and many other professionals. In his R. v. S.Y. , Jordan Donich secured a withdrawal of Theft against a Toronto Doctor charged with stealing $3000.00 worth of merchandise from The Bay.
The Criminal Law Group secured a withdrawal of all charges of Assault against the President of a Martial Arts Team competing in 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games in its R. v. J.F. . In April 2016, the Firm resolve an Assault Causing Bodily Harm allegation without a Criminal Record, where the accused kicked a 10 year old child in the groin at a Toronto Blue Jays game in its R. v. N.S. .
The Firm also resolved a further allegation of Assault Causing Bodily Harm without a Criminal Record in its R. v. R.S. , where the accused punched the victim in the face, breaking his zygomatic bone. The victim underwent three (3) reconstructive surgeries. After nearly three (3) years of litigation, it was revealed the victim sexually harassed the accused’s girlfriend prior to the confrontation.
The Firm has defended a number of High Profile Domestic Assault allegations in Toronto for men, women and a number
of same-sex couples. The Firm secured a withdrawal of Assault with a Weapon in its R. v. P.L. , where the accused, a City of Toronto employee was charged with throwing a key at his spouse. In its R. v. M.M. , the Firm secured a withdrawal of Assault With a Weapon against a Toronto Paralegal. It further secured a full withdrawal of Assault with a Weapon against two women charged with throwing mascara and a purse at their male spouse, in its R. v. P.S.  and R. v. R.S. .
In the Firm’s R. v. A.C. , it secured a Withdrawal of all charges of Criminal Harassment against a Hollywood Actor charged with sending over 500 emails and 100 voicemails to the complainant. he Criminal Law Group secured a full withdrawal in its new R. v. A.Y.  for Assault Causing Bodily Harm strictly on the basis of an evidentiary technicality. It further secured a withdrawal of an allegation of assault against an Investors Group Employee in its R. v. C.L.  and a CIBC Employee charged with Domestic Assault in its R. v. E.T. .
The Firm has handed a number of high profile property crimes including spontaneous Mischief related allegations. The Firm defended the famous streaker from out of town at the Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener game in Downtown Toronto.
During the fifth inning the streaker was tackled by security guards and police on April 4, 2014. The streaker was featured throughout a number of media outlets, including a live interview on 102.1 The Edge.
Despite the serious interruption of commercial activity, including loss of prime advertising time at the Annual Home Opening Game, the Firm secured a full withdrawal of all charges, without a criminal record, in its R. v. M.S. .
The Firm has defended a number of other streakers at sporting events throughout Ontario, including a number of charges laid at large Toronto music festivals, specifically Digital Dreams and Veld.
The Firm has handled a number of property crimes in Toronto. In its R. v. P.S. , the Firm secured a withdrawal of all charges of Mischief against the young offender who was charged with throwing a rock through a Mercedes windshield. The Firm secured a withdrawal of all counts of Mischief in its R. v. F.S. , where the offender was caught spray painting parking signs in Toronto. It further secured a withdrawal of Mischief in its R. v. D.D. , where the accused was caught slashing car tires.
The Firm has also defended allegations of Mischief in the context of other charges. In its R. v. K.C. , the Firm defended a female with Impaired Driving charges who was subsequently charged with Mischief for clogging the toilet at the police station.
Description: A security guard chases down a streaker on the field as the Toronto Blue Jays play against New York Yankees during fifth inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power.
The Firm has become a leader in various areas of Commercial and Civil Litigation in Toronto. The Firm’s extensive practice in Criminal Law, specifically its experience in Fraud and Financial Crimes has created the ideal compliment to other disputes it handles over money.
The Firm has successfully advanced a number of contested eviction, non-payment, harassment and other litigious Applications between Tenants and Landlords in Toronto. The Firm has appeared before a number of Tribunals in Southern Ontario, successfully advancing Applications for both Tenants and Landlords. Mr. Stuart O’Connell, has even taught Landlord and Tenant Law including to new legal licencing professionals.
The Firm’s Criminal practice has defended people charged with Fraud Under $5000 in Toronto for surreptitiously subletting their rental units without the Landlord’s knowledge or even physically owning the property. Paradoxically, the Firm’s litigation team has also prosecuted Tenants for illegal sublets or unlawful rentals for a profit on short term rental sites such as airbnb. The Firm has acted for Doctors, Pharmacists, Executives and other High Profile Tenants in Toronto for issues ranging from unlawful entries, illegal rent increases and harassment by Landlords.
The Firm has also acted for various Landlords in Toronto, ranging from families renting basement apartments to multi-unit commercial complexes and even Municipalities. The Firm has even been hired to evict other Legal Professionals who are Tenants in Toronto.
The Firm is regularly consulted by the Media for High Profile Landlord and Tenant litigation in Toronto some of which include Metro News, CBC News, Thomson Reuters, Toronto Star, Law Times and and many other Media organizations.