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February 21, 2022

How To Determine Fault In Accident Cases

Unfortunately, car accidents are not uncommon. According to a recent report by CDC, every year, almost 1.35 million people are killed due to car accidents. Every day, around 3700 people lose their lives in car crashes, motorcycle accidents and more. If we talk about Canada, in 2019 alone 1762 people died due to motor vehicle … Continue reading “How To Determine Fault In Accident Cases”

February 17, 2022

How Can You Apply For A Criminal Record Suspension?

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police keeps a database of all the criminal records of individuals convicted for a criminal offence. The record has the following details: All convictions of the offender Offender’s fingerprints Offender’s DNA, if it was ordered by the justice A criminal record, even after you have completed your sentence, has a serious … Continue reading “How Can You Apply For A Criminal Record Suspension?”

February 11, 2022

Appealing Your Decision In Traffic Court

Traffic rule violations are pretty common in Canada and according to Statistics Canada, the numbers of reported traffic violations have increased every year. However, after completing their trials with the traffic court, many individuals believe that the decision made was unfair. The only way to go through a re-trial to rectify or change the court’s … Continue reading “Appealing Your Decision In Traffic Court”

February 3, 2022

You Have The Right To Remain Silent When The Police Want To Speak To You

Your right to remain silent is constitutionally protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the police want to speak to you, in most cases, you are under no obligation to speak or provide any information. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule that we will discuss later in the blog. … Continue reading “You Have The Right To Remain Silent When The Police Want To Speak To You”

January 27, 2022

All You Need To Know About Solicitor-Client Privilege

Solicitor-client privilege refers to a confidential communication between a lawyer and a client. This communication is often done to seek information or provide legal advice. Whenever a client seeks advice from a lawyer or decides to have a conversation with a lawyer the conversations are privileged. This means the lawyer is not allowed to speak … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Solicitor-Client Privilege”

January 24, 2022

When Can You Apply For Self-Defence?

Even though it is illegal to apply force on another person, according to Canadian Law, it is justified to use force against another person in certain circumstances. One such instance is when an individual uses force to defend himself/herself. Nevertheless, there are very specific rules about when, how much and in what circumstances using force … Continue reading “When Can You Apply For Self-Defence?”

January 20, 2022

All You Need To Know About The Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

The issue of youth committing offences is a major concern in many countries around the world. Canada is not unwonted in this case. Authorities have been trying to control the situation for decades now and fortunately, their efforts are not in vain. According to statistics, youth (12-17 years) offences reported in 2020 were 58,516 which … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About The Extrajudicial Sanctions Program”

January 13, 2022

The Difference Between House Arrest And A Conditional Sentence

Law and order related jargons are something that not many people understand which usually leads to confusion. One of the most commonly discussed confusions is the difference between house arrest and condition sentences. In this blog, we have addressed this common confusion. Along with explaining the main difference between house arrest and condition sentences, this … Continue reading “The Difference Between House Arrest And A Conditional Sentence”

January 6, 2022

Defence Of Duress And Its Requirements

According to Canadian law, a punishable act should lie in the category of voluntary conduct. Voluntary conduct refers to the behaviour that is a result of free will. If a person’s actions are truly voluntary, only then will it be considered a criminal offence. An individual who has no choice but to commit a criminal … Continue reading “Defence Of Duress And Its Requirements”

December 23, 2021

When Can A Defendant Win An Acquittal On Grounds Of Insanity?

You might have heard about an accused pleading for acquittal on grounds of insanity. This is a very popular defence strategy that lawyers sometimes use. It is based on the law that the punishment can be justified only if the defendant is capable of controlling his or her behaviour. To be convicted, an individual should … Continue reading “When Can A Defendant Win An Acquittal On Grounds Of Insanity?”

December 20, 2021

What Does Bail Mean According To Canadian Law?

Bail is defined as the temporary release of a person who is charged with a criminal offence. This release or detention is given to the offender prior to being tried in court or sentenced. This way, a person is free to roam around his/her city of residence as the charges work their way through the … Continue reading “What Does Bail Mean According To Canadian Law?”

December 16, 2021

What Is The Difference Between Manslaughter And Self-Defence?

Charges pertaining to murder and manslaughter are almost always accompanied by claims of self-defence. Many states have legalized self-defence which is why individuals charged with murder or manslaughter end up claiming self-defence. These claims can alter the course of a criminal case significantly. If the accused is able to provide successful proof of self-defence, he/she … Continue reading “What Is The Difference Between Manslaughter And Self-Defence?”

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