Montreal lawyer Jordan Charness weighs in on current issues and how they might affect you.

Charness joins hosts Andrew Chang and Jennifer Hall every week at CBC Montreal to give you his expert opinion on legal issues making the news.

PAST TOPICS:

SCANNING YOUR PLATES (May 30, 2011)

  • Montreal police are phasing in a new car-mounted camera that will be able to scan your license plate.  How much surveillance is too much? Watch here.

PUBLIC TRANSIT RIGHTS (May 20, 2011)

  • People depend on public transit to get around Montreal. But from time to time, it fails them. Do public transit users have any rights? Watch here.

YOUNG DRIVERS AND CURFEWS   (May 10, 2001)

  • Can a province impose a curfew on drivers under a certain age? It's a controversial idea, legally and socially. Watch here.

SHOOTING AT SUSPECTS (April 21, 2011)

  • What exactly are the legal restrictions on a police officer who draws his or her gun and shoots at another human being? Watch here.           

HIGH-SPEED CHASES (April 12, 2011)

  • What are your rights when it comes to police chases? Watch here.

ERIC VS. LOLA (March 24, 2011)

  • A high-profile alimony case goes all the way to the Supreme Court. Does Quebec law shortchange unmarried people in long-term relationships? Watch here.

TWITTER (March 15, 2011)

  • Police investigated a McGill student over threats he made on social media network Twitter. The case raises important legal issues. Watch here.

TRAFFIC TICKETS (February 28, 2011)

  • What are your options for fighting traffic tickets? Watch here.

EMAIL PRIVACY AT WORK (February 15, 2011)

  • Do your bosses have the legal right to read your emails? Watch here.