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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.

How Criminal Investigations Are Mishandled

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

Obviously the purpose of a criminal investigation is to gather all of the facts, evidence, and witnesses that can substantiate proof that the crime was or wasn’t committed by the accused.  Criminal investigators have extensive [...]

Will a Criminal Record Affect my Immigration or Residential Status

By |September 15th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

In general, any criminal charges can negatively affect Canadian immigration or residential status, even if the charges were dropped or dismissed. It can definitely prevent you from applying for citizenship and in some cases, it [...]

What to Expect as a Repeat Offender

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

Keeping people out of jail for the first time is instrumental in helping them avoid repeat incarcerations. Yet, statistically, most convicted offenders have at least one prior conviction. In fact, nearly 75 percent of offenders [...]

Defences and Life Circumstances

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: 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 did not exist or cannot [...]

What are the Court Procedures for Criminal Cases?

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 by the courts. The primary [...]

Petty Theft vs Grand Larceny

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 person without their consent. The [...]

Vehicular Manslaughter & Homicide

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: 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 nightmare. When either or both [...]

2019 Criminal Law Reform Update

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: 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 is intended to amend the [...]

Important Legal Changes on the Horizon For Aboriginals 

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 released in June 2018 by [...]

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

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: 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 the Public Health Agency of [...]

When is Assault Defendable?

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: 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). Assault with a weapon or [...]

What Privacy Rights Do I Have on My Electronic Devices?

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: 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 and very old, as many [...]

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