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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?”

August 26, 2020

How A Criminal Trial Works In Canada

Criminal trials in Canada are carried out in either higher-level court, also known as the Queen’s Bench or Supreme court, or in the lower provincial court. Usually, the increasingly severe criminal trials are held in Supreme courts before a judge and jury or a judge only. On the other hand, the less severe criminal trials … Continue reading “How A Criminal Trial Works In Canada”

August 19, 2020

Things You Should Know About Driving While Disqualified In Canada

“Driving while disqualified” refers to an indictable offence if the accused is found driving a motor vehicle, despite serving the driving disqualification via court orders, thereby violating the court’s orders. If you’ve been charged with driving while disqualified, the Crown Prosecutor will have to prove that you were operating an automobile anywhere in Canada despite … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Driving While Disqualified In Canada”

August 13, 2020

What The Prosecution Needs To Prove Before Convicting You Of A Criminal Offence

To convict someone of a criminal offence in Canada, the Crown Prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable suspicion that the defendant is guilty of both the “actus reus and mens rea” of the alleged crime. The actus reus of crime indicates the actual criminal act, while the mens rea represents the intent to commit … Continue reading “What The Prosecution Needs To Prove Before Convicting You Of A Criminal Offence”

August 5, 2020

Things You Should Know About A Criminal Appeal

An appeal doesn’t mean a new trial where you can present defence all over again and hope to get a different outcome. Instead, an appeal enables you to appear before a higher court of law to argue that based on the transcript and evidence tendered at your previous trial, the trial judge made a legal … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About A Criminal Appeal”

July 29, 2020

What Happens When You Don’t Go For Fingerprints After Your Release

When you’re arrested and get released afterwards, the authorities will most likely provide you with documents directing you to attend a nearby police station for fingerprints. You’ll also receive papers that will direct you to appear before a court on a specified date, time, and place. You must comply with these directions, as mentioned in … Continue reading “What Happens When You Don’t Go For Fingerprints After Your Release”

July 23, 2020

Essential Things To Keep In Mind Regarding Your First Court Appearance

Generally, there’s not so much that happens at the very first court appearance. When you appear before the court of law for the very first time, very little happens on that day. Overall, your initial appearance before the judge won’t be considered as your trial date, and you’re also not supposed to take a substantive … Continue reading “Essential Things To Keep In Mind Regarding Your First Court Appearance”

July 15, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Entrapment in Canada

Entrapment is a legal defence claimed by an accused person about the evidence provided by the authorities about the possible commission of a crime. An entrapment claim, when proven, leads to staying of the proceedings. The defence of entrapment is a form of an application filed against the abuse of process resulting in a stay … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Entrapment in Canada”

July 8, 2020

Police Require More Than An Unsubstantiated Tip To Prevent Drug-Case Entrapment Says Canadian Supreme Court

Entrapment is one of the typical defences to criminal charges. It originates from the interaction between defendant and law enforcement officers before or during the alleged crime. A common entrapment scenario involves police officers using coercion or any other unpleasantly overpowering tactics to cause an individual to commit a felony. Police require a good reason … Continue reading “Police Require More Than An Unsubstantiated Tip To Prevent Drug-Case Entrapment Says Canadian Supreme Court”

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