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What is the Charge for Possession of a Controlled Substance ?

April 6th, 2022|Blogs, Drug Offences|

If you have found yourself facing drug charges in British Columbia, you likely are concerned about the penalties you may be facing. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act clarifies that [...]

How Long Does the Canada Parole Board Take to Make a Decision?

March 30th, 2022|Blogs|

Conditional release, known as parole, is a highly complex part of the criminal justice system and is often misunderstood. The purpose of parole is not to shorten an inmate's sentence [...]

What is the Penalty for Possession of Cocaine?

March 3rd, 2022|Blogs, Drug Offences|

Possession of cocaine can result in a summary offence or an indictable offence with penalties that include paying a fine and spending time in prison. Cocaine is a controlled substance, [...]

What Happens If You Leave the Scene of an Accident?

March 3rd, 2022|Blogs, Driving Offences|

If you leave the scene of an accident, you may face a penalty of five years in prison or other penalties, depending on circumstances. Leaving the accident scene and being [...]

Can You Beat an Impaired Driving Charge?

February 17th, 2022|Blogs, Driving Offences, Drug Offences|

Yes, there are some instances where an impaired driving charge (commonly referred to a “driving under the influence” or DUI) can be dropped; a lack of causation, failure to follow [...]

Can a Naturalized Citizen Be Deported for Domestic Violence?

January 20th, 2022|Domestic Violence|

Immigrants have been coming to Canada for work, studying and other reasons since early colonial times. If they don't follow the country's immigration or criminal laws then these people can [...]

How to Get a Criminal Record Check in BC

December 17th, 2021|Blogs|

Requesting a criminal record check online or in-person is a matter of ensuring public safety. Employers and landlords put in this request to protect vulnerable people, such as children. Sometimes [...]

Beginner’s Guide: What is Criminal Law in Canada?

November 15th, 2021|Blogs|

People who are part of Canadian society don’t always know the basics of the country’s criminal law. This can be due, in part, to the many American and Canadian law [...]

Can You Press Charges if Someone Drugs You?

November 5th, 2021|Blogs, Drug Offences|

It is a criminal offence in Canada to drug someone without their knowledge or consent, even if the drugs are legal. However, while fictional crime shows might have you believe [...]

Can Drug Trafficking Charges Be Dropped?

October 25th, 2021|Blogs, Drug Offences|

Drug trafficking charges can be dropped if the right defence is used in your case. When it comes to the law, individuals have to be careful about what they say [...]