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May 11, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Peace Bonds

In Canada, a peace bond refers to a criminal court order requiring an accused to fulfil certain conditions for a particular time period. The Crown Prosecutor and the court need to agree that a peace bond is the most appropriate way of dealing with an offender’s criminal matter when they are charged with a violent … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Peace Bonds”

May 6, 2021

Common Defences To A Mischief Charge In Canada

If you have been charged with a mischief offence in Canada, your criminal defence lawyer can help you get your charges dropped before the trial even begins. You can avail of a pre-trial diversion program, resulting in your mischief charges being withdrawn either through an alternative measures program or through mental health diversion. In case … Continue reading “Common Defences To A Mischief Charge In Canada”

April 29, 2021

Things You Should Know About Mischief In Canada

In Canada, mischief is considered a criminal offence, referring to the deliberate or reckless damage of someone’s property or the act of interfering with someone’s property. Mischief is usually a charge laid following an act of vandalism. It is a severe criminal offence under the Canadian Criminal Code, leading to a criminal record, fines, probation, … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Mischief In Canada”

April 22, 2021

Common Defences To An Uttering Threat Charge In Canada

When facing an uttering threat charge in Canada, the best you can do is consult with an experienced criminal defence lawyer to take your legal case forward. There are two ways a skilled attorney can resolve your legal matter. They can either find a suitable pre-trial resolution to get your charges dropped to help you … Continue reading “Common Defences To An Uttering Threat Charge In Canada”

April 15, 2021

Things You Should Know About Uttering Threat Charges In Canada

According to Section 264.1 (1) of the Canadian Criminal Code, the police can charge you with a criminal offence, called uttering a threat, if someone reports you saying something perceived as threatening to them. In most cases, even a single person can report you to the authorities; they can also include a testimony to provide … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Uttering Threat Charges In Canada”

April 8, 2021

What Are The Defences To A Domestic Assault Charge In Canada?

When it comes to domestic violence, a domestic assault offence is one of the most commonly defended crimes by criminal defence lawyers in Canada. There’s no specific provision in the Canadian Criminal Code regarding family-related criminal offences. However, a domestic offence charge is considered an aggravating factor in sentencing, as per Section 718.2 of the … Continue reading “What Are The Defences To A Domestic Assault Charge In Canada?”

April 1, 2021

What Are The Best Defences To Possession Of Stolen Property Charges In Canada?

When it comes to possession of stolen property charges in Canada, finding the best defence will largely depend on your alleged case’s unique circumstances. It’s best to consult with a professional criminal defence lawyer right from the start to find the most appropriate defence for your criminal charge. These attorneys have years of experience dealing … Continue reading “What Are The Best Defences To Possession Of Stolen Property Charges In Canada?”

March 24, 2021

Things You Should Know About Possession Of Stolen Property Charges

As per the Canadian Criminal Code, owning an asset or proceeds of that asset while knowing that it was obtained directly or indirectly through an indictable offence results in a possession of a stolen property criminal charge. In Canada, possession of stolen assets is considered an increasingly severe felony which one can get charged for … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Possession Of Stolen Property Charges”

March 18, 2021

All You Need To Know About Theft Charges In Canada And Their Common Defences

Under the Canadian Criminal Code, theft refers to taking or using something that belongs to somebody else to deprive them of that particular property either temporarily or permanently. If you’re charged with theft charges in Canada, it’s best to contact an experienced criminal defence lawyer near you. Things To Prove For Successful Conviction To prove … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Theft Charges In Canada And Their Common Defences”

March 11, 2021

Things You Should Know About Disclosure In A Criminal Case

As per the Canadian Criminal Code, disclosure refers to the evidence the police gather as part of their routine investigation process if you’re facing a criminal charge. Suppose you get charged with a criminal offence. In that case, the law enforcement authorities will collect your disclosure and forward the evidence to the Crown Prosecutor’s office, … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Disclosure In A Criminal Case”

March 4, 2021

FAQs About Arrest Warrants In Canada

As per the Canadian Criminal Code, a justice of the peace or a judge can issue an arrest warrant against someone accused of an offence in Canada. Section 29 of the Criminal Code addresses arrest warrants in the following way: “It is the duty of every one who arrests a person, whether with or without … Continue reading “FAQs About Arrest Warrants In Canada”

February 25, 2021

FAQs: When Dealing With The Police In Canada

In Canada, the police’s major role is to preserve order in society, or ‘keep the peace’ among individuals within a community. Overall, the two primary responsibilities of the Canadian police include keeping people safe and enforcing the law. The authorities can arrest you for possible criminal charges, including impaired driving, assault offences, drug offences, forgery, … Continue reading “FAQs: When Dealing With The Police In Canada”

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