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November 25, 2020

Things You Should Know About The Alternative Measures Program

A criminal offence charge can bring a lot of anxiety and stress into your life. This may include prolonged court processes, possible monetary fines, jail time, and a criminal record in the case that the Crown Prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had committed a crime. Nonetheless, there’s a diversion program, known … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About The Alternative Measures Program”

November 18, 2020

Essential Things To Consider When On Trial In Canada

In Canada, the constitution provides every Candian citizen with a right to silence, which guarantees that you won’t be required to take the stand in your trial. However, you’re free to testify in your defence if you want. There are specific circumstances in which you may need to take the stand to advance a certain … Continue reading “Essential Things To Consider When On Trial In Canada”

November 11, 2020

When Can The Police Arrest You In Canada?

In Canada, if you get arrested and are under detention, you have the right to counsel without delay as per Section 10(b) of the Candian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The primary purpose of this provision is to provide you with an opportunity to get legal advice about your criminal charge defence. In Canada, law … Continue reading “When Can The Police Arrest You In Canada?”

November 4, 2020

Things You Should Know About Curative Discharge In Canada

A curative discharge is a particular discharge type granted to individuals charged with driving over .08 or impaired driving and require remedial treatment. This specific kind of release isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is reserved for people who need curative treatment due to their alcohol addiction. As per Section 255(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code, … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Curative Discharge In Canada”

October 28, 2020

Things You Should Know About Making A Citizen’s Arrest In Canada

Section 494 of the Canadian Criminal Code permits ordinary citizens to arrest anyone who is or have committed a criminal act. Nonetheless, there are certain limitations on a citizen’s ability to make an arrest. If possible, you should first report an ongoing or already done crime to the authorities instead of taking matters into your … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Making A Citizen’s Arrest In Canada”

October 21, 2020

Common Defences To A Firearm Charge In Canada

The best possible defence to your firearm offence-related charge primarily depends on the nature of the weapon you were using, and also on the specific circumstance of your criminal case. Nonetheless, some common defences, if you are charged with a firearm offence in Canada, are: Meeting Expected Standard Of Care In Firearm Use Offence Usually, … Continue reading “Common Defences To A Firearm Charge In Canada”

October 14, 2020

How Can My DUI Charge Affect My Drivers Licence In Alberta?

As per the Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension AALS Program, every individual who is charged with a drug/alcohol-related driving offence will receive a driving licence suspension for 90 days, followed by an extended 1-year driving suspension. There are no exemptions when it comes to the first 90 days suspension. However, you can have your further 1-year … Continue reading “How Can My DUI Charge Affect My Drivers Licence In Alberta?”

October 8, 2020

Canadian Criminal Court Process FAQs

Being arrested, investigated, or charged with a criminal offence can be an increasingly stressful situation for you if you don’t possess enough knowledge and understanding of the Canadian justice system. Knowing your legal rights, being aware of the standard court procedures, and recognising different legal terminologies most often utilised in the court of law can … Continue reading “Canadian Criminal Court Process FAQs”

September 24, 2020

Things You Should Know About An Arrest Warrant In Canada

In Canada, arrest warrants are issued by the justice of peace or a judge under the Canadian Criminal Code. As per Section 29 of the Criminal Code, after issuance of a warrant, the arresting officer must provide the accused with a notice about the existence of the warrant, cause of warrant, and produce it upon … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About An Arrest Warrant In Canada”

September 16, 2020

What Are The Defences To Sexual Assault Charges In Alberta?

In our earlier blog post, we discussed different aspects of some of the common sexual assault offences in Alberta according to the Criminal Code of Canada. Now, we will talk about some effective defences towards various types of sexual assault charges in detail. Before that, we will elaborate on some terms associated with criminal acts … Continue reading “What Are The Defences To Sexual Assault Charges In Alberta?”

September 9, 2020

Understanding Common Sexual Assault Offences In Alberta

Sexual offences are increasingly complicated and consist of several criminal charges according to the Canadian Criminal Code. It’s also very challenging to defend these types of criminal offence charges. Defending criminal cases related to sexual felonies requires the help of expert assault lawyers who are specialists in dealing with all kinds of assault offences. Sexual … Continue reading “Understanding Common Sexual Assault Offences In Alberta”

September 3, 2020

What Does Making An Election Mean Under The Canadian Criminal Code?

According to the Canadian Criminal Code, once the defence receives your disclosure, and takes its time to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your criminal case, the next step is to enter elections and pleas in front of the court. In general, criminal offences can be classified into three levels of seriousness in Canada, including … Continue reading “What Does Making An Election Mean Under The Canadian Criminal Code?”

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