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As part of our mission to keep you informed of your legal rights, we have created this blog to cover a wide range of topics and useful information regarding criminal defence. Be sure to check back regularly for our latest entries.

Is a DUI a Criminal Offence in Canada?

By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: Driving Offences|

To most, much of the law is a mystery.  If a person were to receive a prohibition from the police, for example, they might think it was the same thing as a DUI charge. Some [...]

What Shows Up on a Criminal Record Check in Canada?

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Businesses and countries have slowly begun to open up to welcome people back after the first several months of COVID-19. Travel is now permitted in many cases, but still discouraged. However, if you're thinking of [...]

When Can You Be Charged for Having Drugs in Your System?

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Drug Offences|

For the average person, law is a complex web of situations, tricky wording, fine print. Crimes that involve illegal drugs or controlled substances are no different. In fact, many people confuse the possession of controlled [...]

How to Deal with False Domestic Violence Charges

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

It’s not unheard of for a partner or spouse to lie about being the victim of domestic violence. A Sicotte & Sandhu Criminal Defence lawyer can help you fight for your rights if you’ve been [...]

How to Find the Best Criminal Defence Lawyer

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

When you are charged with a crime, you want a criminal defence lawyer that knows the law inside and out and can understand your unique circumstances. It is important to ask lawyers many questions to [...]

Workplace Harassment Still Present during COVID-19

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

As employees continue to work remotely because of the COVID-19 lockdown, upper management may not be aware that different forms of workplace harassment are occurring. While employees are no longer physically present at the same [...]

Tension Runs High over Hand Sanitizer

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Other Crimes|

Around the world, people have been stockpiling supplies and caused a shortage of everyday essentials, from toilet paper and hand sanitizer to bread and baking powder. The idea of quarantining oneself evokes panic and desperation.  [...]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Isolation and Domestic Abuse

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

In many places around Canada, it is now the third week of social distancing and self-quarantining. And it’s getting to people. Luckily, most of us are not in solitary confinement. We are in our homes [...]

A Possible Connection between Vaping and COVID-19

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Have you noticed that Youtube commercial right before clicking Skip Ad? It shows a group of teens sitting around, with one boy tempting another to start vaping. It’s a message from the Government of Canada, [...]

Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle?

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

In these times, many individuals are unable to work, leaving them with lots of free time. For some, time spent with family has seen a significant uptick. For others, COVID has provided the freedom to [...]

E-Scooter Pilot Proposals Now Welcome

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

For the past few years, have you seen e-scooters on sidewalks, roads, or bike lanes in British Columbia? Did you know that e-scooters are banned from public terrain? But they won’t be for long.  In [...]

What is the Right to Silence and When Can it Be Used?

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

The right to silence is protected under section 7 and section 11(c) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is meant to provide the accused the freedom to avoid implicating himself in criminal [...]

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