DONICH LAW IN THE MEDIA

Donich Law regularly provides expert commentary and legal opinion to the media regarding new developments in the Law.

Jordan Donich has been consulted for commentary from CTV National NewsCBC Radio – As it HappensNational PostCityNewsCanadian Lawyer Magazine680News, CP24CHML, AM640 Radio, Scott Thompson Show, The Bill Kelly ShowThe RecordCTV NewsChatelaine Magazine, Omny.fmCBC NewsToronto StarLaw Times, Global News, Breakfast TelevisionMétro MontréalThe Globe and Mail and VICE News.

He is a regular guest on Global News Radio, lectures at the Schulich School of Business and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Business Insider. He is also regularly involved in various political, business and charitable events in Toronto.

The Firm has provided legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet CrimeDomestic Assault allegations, Financial and Sex Crimes in Toronto and Privacy Law.

The Firm has handled a number of high profile offences in Toronto and throughout Ontario, including defending officers, doctors, nurses, realtors, actors, teachers, government employees, financial service professionals and many others facing criminal charges.

In May 2018, the Firm stayed nine (9) fraud charges, including money laundering foreign proceeds of crime from the United States in an approximate $1 Million international Gold Bullion investigation, in its R. v. Z.U. [2018]. In late 2017, the Firm secured a withdrawal of allegedly uttering a forged Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector Check against a TTC applicant in its R. v. S.D. [2017].  In January, 2019, the Firm resolved a Careless Storage of a Firearm and Ammunition allegation without a criminal record, where a gun collector had nearly 50 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum and S.K.S. rifle sitting on a bed in its R. v. R.L. [2019]

In March 2018, the Firm stayed a Sexual Assault and Forcible confinement allegation in a Swiss Chalet washroom against a co-worker who was having an affair with the complainant. The case was further complicated by the fact the accused allegedly made an apology by text message. The Firm conducted a complex s.276 application and recovered forensic data from a cloud backup ultimately showing the complainant deleted other exculpatory text messages in its R. v. S.L. [2018].

In the Firm’s R. v. D.N. [2016], 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. In the Firm’s R. v. J.S. [2017], after 2 years of litigation, it secured a withdrawal of two counts of Sexual Assault where the accused allegedly sexually assaulted a Canada Post co-worker. In August 2017, after 3 years of litigation in its R. v. M.M. [2017], the Firm secured a withdrawal of a historical Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault allegation from 1977 when the complainant was 5 years old, the allegation was made nearly 40 years later. In January 2018, after 3 years of litigation including a trial, the Firm secured an acquittal of sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching from nearly 20 years ago when the complainant was 4 years old in its R. v. D.D. [2018].

The Firm has also handled a range of high profile Mischief allegations,  in its R. v. M.S. [2014], it defended the “streaker” at the 2014 Blue Jays Home Opener Game in Downtown Toronto, the Firm secured a withdrawal for the 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. [2015].

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.

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 used in internet crime investigations.

Forbes: Jordan Donich is Convinced a Good Lawyer is an Efficient Lawyer, And Weekends Just Slow Him Down.

CTV National News: Handgun Ban Supported by majority of Canadians: Nanos survey.

Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Jordan Donich says the decision is another example of the slow pace at which the legal profession catches up to the rest of the business world.

CBC Radio: Interview with Mayor John Tory and Jordan Donich on CBC Radio.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding Buyers backing out of Real Estate Deals in the GTA.

Global News: Random searches at Toronto Gay Pride Festival.

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. [2014], where over half a million images of child sexual abuse material was recovered and hundreds of videos.

The Firm has attended Police Internet Crime Headquarters (ICE) 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 March 2018, the Firm stayed a Sexual Assault and Forcible confinement allegation in a Swiss Chalet washroom against a co-worker, where the accused who was having an affair with the complainant allegedly made an apology by text message. The Firm conducted a complex s.276 application and recovered forensic data from a cloud backup ultimately showing the complainant deleted other exculpatory text messages in its R. v. S.L. [2018].

In February 2018, Donich Law secured a withdrawal of 11 Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference charges advanced by a number of child complainants in its R. v. Z.C. [2018]. In January 2018, after 3 years of litigation and a trial, the Firm secured an acquittal of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching from over 20 years ago when the complainant was 7 years old in its R. v. D.D. [2018].

In August 2017, after 3 years of litigation in its R. v. M.M. [2017], the Firm secured a withdrawal of a historical Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault allegation from 1977 when the complainant was 5 years old, the allegation was made nearly 40 years later. In its R. v. W.C. [2017], it defended a dated allegation of incest from the complainant’s father from the 1980s. The Firm secured a withdrawal of an allegation of Sexual Assault against a Jehovah Witness in its R. v. R.K. [2014].

In the Firm’s R. v. D.N. [2016], 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.

In its recent R. v. A.H. [2016], the Firm secured a withdrawal of nine (9) Sex Offences, including Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Luring against a Toronto TTC Driver.

In the Firm’s R. v. J.S. [2017], after 2 years of litigation, it secured a withdrawal of two counts of Sexual Assault where the accused allegedly sexually assaulted a Canada Post co-worker on the job. In its R. v. J.A. [2017], Ontario Police ICE Unit received a Cyber Tip from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) and the FBI, who received a complaint from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), located in the United States, the Firm secured a withdrawal of Possession of Child Pornography.

Métro Montréal: Avec le temps chaud, il n’y a pas que le mercure qui grimpe: le nombre de cas de voyeurisme aussi.

CityNews: As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise.

Global News: Historical Sexual Assault Charges and Bill Cosby.

VICE News: An Image Site is Victimizing Women and Little Can be Done.

Global News: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to Global News regarding Extradition on June 16, 2017.

CityNews: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to CityNews regarding Sexual Assault Prosecution on June 15, 2017.

AM900 Radio: Jordan Donich provides commentary to AM900 CHML regarding Judicial Interim Release on June 5, 2017.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding online dating scams in Toronto on March 10, 2017.

FINANCIAL CRIMES

The Firm defends high profile Fraud and Theft allegations, including internal employer thefts, insurance fraud and other complex offences involving money.

In the Firm’s R. v. S.D. [2017], the accused was allegedly offered a full time position with the TTC and fabricated a fake Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector check to secure employment and conceal his prior record. The Firm secured a withdrawal of all charges.

In May 2018, the Firm stayed nine (9) fraud charges, including money laundering foreign proceeds of crime from the United States in an approximate $1 million international Gold Bullion investigation, in its R. v. Z.U. [2018].

In the Firm’s R. v. A.N. [2013], 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. In the Firm’s R. v. S.C. [2015], it 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. [2017]. In July 2017, the Firm resolved an $18,500.00 cash theft from a CIBC bank employee on the job without a record, in its R. v. D.D. [2017].

In its R. v. N.B. [2015] and R. v. B.L. [2015] the Firm defended a Target Canada Internal Employee Fraud Ring, it successfully resolved all 10 Fraud related Charges without a criminal record, nearly all participants were University Students and first offenders.

In its R. v. G.G [2015] the Firm 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. [2015], 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. [2016], 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. [2016], 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 CBCJordan 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 and many other professionals. In his R. v. S.Y. [2016], Jordan Donich secured a withdrawal of Theft against a Toronto Doctor charged with stealing $3000.00 worth of merchandise from The Bay.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding Buyers backing out of Real Estate Deals in Toronto. 

Global News: $6 Million Lotto Battle: Ontario man moves out without telling girlfriend they won 6/49 jackpot.

CityNews: Toronto Event Planner on the Hook for Thousands after the Bank Clears Bogus Cheque on September 30, 2016.

Global News: Jordan Donich comments to Global News regarding an Australian Law Student who spent 2 Million Dollars after a bank error on December 14, 2016.

GUNS AND GANGS

In April, 2018, the Firm secured a withdrawal of importing firearms, Careless Storage of Ammunition and Possession of Prohibited Weapons against a Toronto Fire Captain, in its R. v. L.K [2018]. The accused was a gun collector with nearly $100,000.00 in firearms and was facing 3 years in prison.

In January, 2019, the Firm resolved a Careless Storage of a Firearm and Ammunition allegation without a criminal record, where a gun collector had nearly 50 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum and S.K.S. rifle sitting on a bed in its R. v. R.L. [2019]

The Firm worked extensively with the Toronto Police Guns and Gangs Unit and Guns and Gangs Crown Prosecution. In its R. v. T.M. [2014], 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.

After a year of litigation, the Firm secured a withdrawal of Assault with a Weapon against a provincial healthcare employee charged with trowing an over-baked pizza at her boyfriend, causing lacerations to the head it its R. v. W.V. [2017]. In its R. v. R.R. [2015], the accused was found in his car with over 3 Grams of Cocaine, the Firm successfully resolved the proceeding without a Criminal Record.

Breakfast Television: Role of Mental Health in Court Proceedings.

Global News National: Bruce McArthur will not serve consecutive sentences – here’s why.

CBC Radio: Interview with Mayor John Tory and Jordan Donich on CBC Radio.

CTV News National: Handgun ban supported by majority of Canadians: Nanos survey.

Global News: Should Canada ban Handguns? Debate stirs after Danforth shooting.

Global News: How difficult is it to get a legal handgun in Canada.

Global News: Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux walks through the security videos from the Garden Restaurant that claimed the life of a 31-year-old man in November, 2014.

Scott Thompson Show: Cell phone evidence in Murder Investigations.

The Firm has also handed a number of Assault allegations within Toronto’s Entertainment District. In its R. v. A.B. [2014] 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.

City News: Legal SWAT teams to keep gun criminals behind bars – premier.

CBC Radio – As it Happens: Toronto Gun Control should start at the U.S. Border, not with Ban – Donich.

CBC News: Police identify victim in Brampton’s latest homicide.

Toronto Sun: On October 26, 2014, a young man was knifed to death and another critically injured at Canada’s Wonderland during the annual Halloween Haunt.

IMPAIRED DRIVING

The Firm defends serious Impaired Driving allegations.  In its R. v. R.B. [2013], 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 excluded this evidence at trial related to Over 80 and Dangerous Driving. The Firm defended a Toronto Business Consultant charged with Impaired Driving for mixing over the counter pain medication. Recently, after nearly 3 years of litigation, the Firm secured a full acquittal at trial, in its R. v. F.B. [2016], where the accused was alleged to have operated a Skyjack on a construction site, for which keys were found in the ignition.

In the Firm’s R. v. M.V. [2014], 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. [2015], 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. [2014], where the driver, flipped the car in a ditch and had Breathalyzer readings over 160 mgs.

In its R. v. B.P. [2014] the Firm secured a withdrawal of Impaired Driving where the driver fell asleep in his vehicle covered in vomit.

The Firm has also defended a number of drivers impaired by drugs. In its new R. v. J.F. [2015], it defended a Toronto Business Consultant charged with Impaired Driving for combining and consuming over the counter pain medication.

Global News Radio: Can you be pulled over for returning empties to the Beer Store?

CityNews: How Police will test for Drugged Driving? 

Toronto Star: Is a three-point turn a U-turn?

Global News: On November 2, 2013, a car stuck a poll on Clonmore Drive and sliced in two. The client of the Firm walked away with minor injuries.

VIOLENT CRIME

In January, 2019, after a year of litigation, the Firm resolved an Assault Bodily Harm allegation without a criminal record, where the son of a prominent businessman was accused of fracturing the jaw of the complainant in an altercation. This result was achieved after discovering exculpatory evidence on video surveillance in its R. v. S.G. [2019].

The Firm secured an absolute discharge after 15 months of litigation in a domestic altercation where the accused was charged with Assault Bodily Harm and allegedly split the lip of the complainant in its R. v. H.T. [2019]. The Firm 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. [2015]. 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 at a Toronto Blue Jays game in its R. v. N.S. [2016].

The Firm secured a withdrawal of five (5) counts of Assault, including four (4) Assault with a Weapon allegations against a 10 year old child, in its R. v. E.T. [2018] in February 2018.

The Firm also resolved a further allegation of Assault Causing Bodily Harm without a Criminal Record in its R. v. R.S. [2016], 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 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. [2015], where the accused, a City of Toronto employee was charged with throwing a key at his spouse. It further secured a withdrawal of Assault with a Weapon against a female charged with throwing a purse at her spouse, in its R. v. P.S. [2016].

In the Firm’s R. v. A.C. [2016], it secured a Withdrawal of all charges of Criminal Harassment against a Hollywood Actor charged with sending numerous emails and voicemails to the complainant. It further secured a withdrawal of an allegation of assault against an Investors Group Employee in its R. v. C.L. [2014] and a CIBC Employee charged with Domestic Assault in its R. v. E.T. [2014].

Global News National: Bruce McArthur will not serve consecutive sentences – here’s why.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding alleged drug dealers charged in fentanyl overdose.

Toronto Sun: On October 26, 2014, a young man was knifed to death and another critically injured at Canada’s Wonderland during the annual Halloween Haunt.

PROPERTY CRIMES

In 2018, after nearly 2 years of litigation, the Firm secured a withdrawal of Arson – Disregard for Human Life in its R. v. A.T. [2018], where the offender was facing up to life imprisonment after an extensive investigation between Toronto Police and the Toronto Fire Marshall. It was alleged the accused nearly burnt down an apartment building in Toronto with 75 units and caused over $100,000.00 in damage. The Firm defeated the allegation by challenging the Crown expert witness and Fire Marshall’s conclusions about the source and origin of the fire.

The Firm has handed a number of high profile property crimes including spontaneous Mischief related allegations. The Firm defended the 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.

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 in its R. v. M.S. [2014]. In its R. v. A.W. [2017], the Firm secured a withdrawal of Mischief where a Toronto Teacher was caught using a fire extinguisher and pulling the Fire Alarm in a Toronto Condo, ultimately consuming nearly $5000.00 of Toronto Fire resources.

The Firm has handled a number of property crimes in Toronto.  The Firm has also defended allegations of Mischief in the context of other charges. In its R. v. K.C. [2015], 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.

CP24: Woman rescued from Crane in Toronto released on Bail on April 28, 2017.

CIVIL LITIGATION

Jordan Donich - Law Times.The Firm has practiced in various areas of Civil and Regulatory 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 defends professionals facing regulatory prosecution. This includes Accountants regulated by CPA Ontario, Dentists regulated by the RCDSO, Nurses regulated by the CNO, Opticians regulated by the COO, Pharmacists regulated by the OCP, Teachers regulated by the OCT and Veterinarians regulated by the CVO.

The Firm’s criminal law experience has also been used in sexual misconduct allegations and workplace investigations. The Firm has defended civil claims of historical sexual assault which can often range in the millions. These claims can be advanced decades later by former students or other professional relationships where there was allegedly a relationship of trust.

Law Times: Jordan Donich featured in exclusive interview with Law Times on new developments in Civil Litigation Appeals in Toronto on June 13, 2016.

Law Times: “Hire a Lawyer before you need him and you won’t need him at all says Donich.” on September 19, 2016. 

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