March 11, 2022
Three Main Types Of Criminal Offences
If you are charged with a criminal offence in Canada, the crown counsel will decide the type as well as the category of offence that applies to you. The penalties and the proceedings of the court depend on the type of offence you are charged with. Each type of offence is dealt with differently and … Continue reading “Three Main Types Of Criminal Offences”
February 24, 2022
When Are You Guilty Of Sexual Assault Under Section 271 Of The Criminal Code?
Sexual assault cases are far more common in Canada than one would expect.One in three women (32%) and one in eight men (13%) have reported experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour in public. Although these numbers are alarming, you will be surprised to know that of every 100 incidents of sexual assault, only 6 are reported to … Continue reading “When Are You Guilty Of Sexual Assault Under Section 271 Of The Criminal Code?”
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?”
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