Is Canada’s bail system about to get stricter? 
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Is Canada’s bail system about to get stricter? 

Is Canada’s bail system about to get stricter?  In a proactive effort to enhance community safety and restore public trust in the administration of criminal justice, the Government of Canada recently introduced Bill C-48. This proposed legislation is believed to be an extended arm of Bill C-75 and aims to reform the country’s bail system,...

Have the police served a search warrant at your residence?
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Have the police served a search warrant at your residence?

Have the police served a search warrant at your residence? If so, it’s important to understand your rights and cooperate with the police while asserting those rights. First, it’s important to know what constitutes a valid search warrant in Canada. If the police arrive with a search warrant, remember to assert your rights calmly and...

What is Domestic Violence?
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What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?  Domestic Violence or abuse is not a newborn offence. It has been a socio-legal issue since time immemorial. However, it has become multi-faceted over time. Unfortunately, it is still profoundly misunderstood as a domestic affair involving a violent act, whether physical or mental, against a person at the hands of their...

Have you been charged with or arrested for a drug crime?
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Have you been charged with or arrested for a drug crime?

Have you been charged with or arrested for a drug crime? Are you clueless about how to tackle a drug charge? Well, you are not alone. Thousands of people face charges for substance abuse, from illegal possession and trafficking to consumption for personal use. However, the most common drug charge involves instances of possessing a scheduled substance. In...

What Needs To Be Proven For Sexual Assault?
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What Needs To Be Proven For Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a hybrid offence in which the Crown can choose to charge by an indictment or proceed summarily.    S.271 of the Criminal Code indicates the following:     Everyone who commits a sexual assault is guilty of (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10...

What Is Counselling? 
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What Is Counselling? 

S.22 of the Criminal Code indicates that:    22 (1) Where a person counsels another person to be a party to an offence and that other person is afterwards a party to that offence, the person who counselled is a party to that offence, notwithstanding that the offence was committed in a way different from that which...

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