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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 Impaired Driving a Provincial Offence?

By |March 24th, 2021|Categories: Driving Offences|

Drugs or alcohol can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle, which endangers both the driver and anyone on the road, including pedestrians. In Canada, it continues to be the leading criminal cause of [...]

Is it Worth Getting a Lawyer for a DUI Charge?

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

Being criminally charged for anything—from impaired driving to sexual assault—affects the rest of your life. Representing yourself instead of hiring legal representation is mostly likely not the best solution. Why hire legal counsel? They know [...]

Can Someone Drop Assault Charges?

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Other Crimes|

Assault charges of any kind are taken seriously by authorities throughout Canada. If there is an allegation against you involving assault charges, you could still be prosecuted even if the victim of the alleged assault [...]

What are the Legal Consequences of Driving Under the Influence?

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Driving Offences|

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs that impair the ability to drive has serious and long-lasting legal consequences.  Penalties for this offence include a license suspension, fines, and possible referral to education [...]

How to Beat an Assault Charge in Canada

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: Other Crimes|

Misunderstandings, short tempers, and rash behaviour can lead to assault charges. Assault - defined as the intentional application of force on another person directly or indirectly and without consent - is a serious violation and [...]

Can Minors be Charged with Assault?

By |November 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogs, Other Crimes|

It happens. Kids get into trouble. They fall in with the wrong crowd, act rashly, and make bad decisions. However, minors have responsibilities like anyone else, and not following the law can end up leading [...]

Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket?

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blogs, Driving Offences|

Many people avoid seeking legal representation because they think it's unnecessary or expensive. Some may believe they deserve the traffic or speeding ticket, while others might think that nothing can be done based on the [...]

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 [...]

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