How does a criminal record affect you in Canada?
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How does a criminal record affect you in Canada?

How does a criminal record affect you in Canada? A criminal record can have lasting repercussions on one’s life, affecting job prospects and travel opportunities. In Canada, a criminal record is the official documentation of a person’s involvement with the criminal justice system, resulting from convictions for offences under the Criminal Code. However, individuals with...

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...

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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...

What are Attempts?
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What are Attempts?

24(1) of the Criminal Code indicates that “everyone who, having an intent to commit on offence, does or omits to do anything for the purpose of carrying out the intention is guilty of an attempt to commit the offence whether or not it was possible under the circumstances to commit the offence”.   Additionally, s.24(2)...

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