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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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

What Happens if Charged with Sexual Assault

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sex Crimes|

Sexual assault consists of any sexual contact that takes place without the consent of the people involved. It ranges from nonconsensual touching to rape and can take place anywhere. It is illegal to force sexual [...]

What Happens to Someone Charged with Domestic Abuse

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Other Crimes|

Although there is no specific offence listed in the Criminal Code, most acts of family violence are crimes in Canada. But there are offences related to domestic abuse, such as assault and forcible confinement. There [...]

What Happens When an Unregistered Restricted or Prohibited Gun is Used in Self-Defence?

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Other Crimes|

This is something all gun-owners should be aware of: All Canadians have a right to self-defence and to use firearms against attackers. However, the right to self-defence does not overrule the requirement to register a [...]

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