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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”

June 25, 2020

What Is A Criminal Harassment Offence In Canada?

In Canada, you’ll be charged with a criminal harassment offence if you’re found engaging in prohibited conduct knowingly that results in another person’s fear for the safety of their own or someone close to them. Usually referred to as stalking, criminal harassment charges include repeated but undesired attempts to communicate with a complainant. Charges related … Continue reading “What Is A Criminal Harassment Offence In Canada?”

June 18, 2020

Things You Should Not Do If You Get Arrested

People get arrested, and it’s normal; it can happen to anyone, even someone who hasn’t committed a crime. People react in different ways while being detained – some of these reactions are even unwise, yet understandable given the emotional state of the arrestee. Since anything you say or do might be used against you in … Continue reading “Things You Should Not Do If You Get Arrested”

June 11, 2020

Types Of Releases Under The Canadian Criminal Code

After the police arrest you for a possible felony, the first thing you should do is to write down every bit of detail about everything that happened at the police station. This will help you in remembering all the significant events related to your arrest when you go to trial later. It will also assist … Continue reading “Types Of Releases Under The Canadian Criminal Code”

June 5, 2020

Factors Affecting Costs Of Hiring DUI Lawyer Services

If you or someone you know has recently been charged with your first DUI, then you must have some questions about DUI lawyers and their legal fees. Conducting proper research on which type of lawyers to hire is critical to making the right decision. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive answer to one of … Continue reading “Factors Affecting Costs Of Hiring DUI Lawyer Services”

May 28, 2020

Things You Should Know About Conditional Discharge In Canada

Two types of discharges may be available for you in Canada if you have been found guilty of a criminal offence: absolute discharge and conditional release. A discharge is considered to be an extraordinary sentencing measure that allows the accused individuals to prevent a criminal conviction, whether or not they have been found guilty or … Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Conditional Discharge In Canada”

May 21, 2020

Understanding Different Types Of Peace Bonds In Canada

Under the Canadian criminal law, when an accused agrees to adhere to a specific set of conditions for some definite time period, the agreement is known as a peace bond. The primary purpose of a peace bond is to ensure that the accused won’t commit a crime against a victim during a specified time. To … Continue reading “Understanding Different Types Of Peace Bonds In Canada”

May 14, 2020

5 Best Ways To Respond To DUI Charges

With improved legislation regarding impaired driving (DUI) offences already in place throughout Canada, maximum penalties for these charges have already been increased countrywide. The police have been given complete authority to conduct a roadside screening test to decide whether or not the driver is under the influence of prohibited drugs or not. From the suspension … Continue reading “5 Best Ways To Respond To DUI Charges”

May 8, 2020

What Is A Peace Bond Under The Canadian Criminal Law?

In Canada, a peace bond is an official criminal court order that compels an accused to adhere to a particular set of conditions for a definite period. A Canadian court could grant a peace bond when an accused has been charged with a violent crime or is likely to commit a crime. In this context, … Continue reading “What Is A Peace Bond Under The Canadian Criminal Law?”

April 30, 2020

Understanding Hit And Run Offences In Alberta

A hit and run accident can be extremely frustrating and an unfortunate experience for anyone in Edmonton or any other parts of Alberta. Different types of questions arise in one’s mind whose car has just been hit by another vehicle, “who will pay for the damage? Should I report the incident to the authorities, call … Continue reading “Understanding Hit And Run Offences In Alberta”

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