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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.

What is the Charge for Possession of a Controlled Substance ?

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: 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 possession of cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, [...]

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

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: 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 but to issue them a [...]

What is the Penalty for Possession of Cocaine?

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: 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, and controlled substances are illegal [...]

What Happens If You Leave the Scene of an Accident?

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: 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 involved in a hit-and-run accident [...]

Can You Beat an Impaired Driving Charge?

By |February 17th, 2022|Categories: 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 the proper procedures, and the [...]

Can a Naturalized Citizen Be Deported for Domestic Violence?

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: 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 face immigration consequences, such as [...]

How to Get a Criminal Record Check in BC

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: 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 individuals must undergo a background [...]

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

By |November 15th, 2021|Categories: 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 shows where rules are bent [...]

Can You Press Charges if Someone Drugs You?

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: 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 that victims have total control [...]

Can Drug Trafficking Charges Be Dropped?

By |October 25th, 2021|Categories: 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 and when they say it, [...]

What Happens When You Charge Someone with Assault?

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

In Canada, assault is a serious offence. When facing one or more assault charges, you could geta criminal record, face a substantial amount of jail time, or even a sex offender registration, depending on the [...]

How to Check My Driving Offences in British Columbia

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, Driving Offences|

Have your car insurance premiums increased? Can you remember exactly when that recent accident was? Any difficulty recalling how many demerit points you have left? When you need to consult your driving record, aka driver’s [...]

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