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So far Sicotte Associates has created 15 blog entries.

What to Expect as a Repeat Offender

By |September 1st, 2019|Blogs|

What to Expect as a Repeat Offender Keeping people out of jail for the first time is instrumental in helping them avoid repeat incarcerations. Yet, statistically, most convicted offenders have [...]

Defences and Life Circumstances

By |August 16th, 2019|Blogs|

Although there are exceptions, every crime includes at least three parts: a criminal act, criminal intent, and the coexistence of the two. There are criminal acts where the predetermined intent [...]

What are the Court Procedures for Criminal Cases?

By |August 1st, 2019|Blogs|

Court Procedures for Criminal Cases If you or someone you know thinks they have committed a crime, this information will help to understand exactly how crimes are classified and handled [...]

Petty Theft vs Grand Larceny

By |July 1st, 2019|Blogs, Other Crimes|

What are the differences? Petty theft and grand larceny are basically the same offences. Both are defined as the unlawful taking and carrying away of the personal property of another [...]

Vehicular Manslaughter & Homicide

By |June 3rd, 2019|Blogs, Driving Offences|

Vehicular accidents are horrifying enough without adding injury or death to the scene. Being responsible for injuring or killing someone while driving would have to be categorized as anyone’s worse [...]

2019 Criminal Law Reform Update

By |May 15th, 2019|Blogs|

Changes are finally coming for Canada’s criminal laws. In March 2018, the Liberals introduced drastic changes in legislation regarding white collar crimes, illegal drug sales, how trials are handled. C-75 [...]

Important Legal Changes on the Horizon For Aboriginals 

By |May 1st, 2019|Blogs, Other Crimes|

Face it, Canadian aboriginals continue to experience many constraints in their lives. Some are due to indigenous laws and cultural lifestyles, while others stem from deep-seated bias. In a report [...]

What to Do if You Are Charged with Abuse or Family Violence

By |April 15th, 2019|Blogs, Violent Crime|

The Family Violence Initiative has been around since 1988 and counts on 15 departments and government agencies to tackle the overwhelming incidence of family violence. This initiative is marshalled by [...]

When is Assault Defendable?

By |April 1st, 2019|Blogs, Violent Crime|

It is important to understand that Canadian law delineates between three levels of assault:  Common assault, which is the least serious, involves pushing, slapping, punching, and verbal threats (level 1). [...]

What Privacy Rights Do I Have on My Electronic Devices?

By |March 25th, 2019|Blogs|

In the recent past, Canada’s privacy laws offered little personal protection even though the increasing use of smart devices posed a serious threat to citizens. The privacy laws were limited [...]