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Can Someone Drop Assault Charges?

January 15th, 2021|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 [...]

How to Beat an Assault Charge in Canada

December 15th, 2020|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 - [...]

Can Minors be Charged with Assault?

November 25th, 2020|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 [...]

Tension Runs High over Hand Sanitizer

April 16th, 2020|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 [...]

What Happens to Someone Charged with Domestic Abuse

November 15th, 2019|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 [...]

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

November 11th, 2019|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 [...]

Petty Theft vs Grand Larceny

July 1st, 2019|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 [...]

Important Legal Changes on the Horizon For Aboriginals 

May 1st, 2019|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 [...]

Legal Self-Defence: The Odds Are in Your Favour

January 20th, 2019|Blogs, Other Crimes, Violent Crime|

The definition of self-defence is when a person uses force or a weapon to protect one’s body and one’s property from harm. Contrary to popular belief, the Criminal Code of [...]

Assault with a Weapon

February 6th, 2017|

Our client was charged with Assault with a Weapon when she came after her husband with a hatchet accusing him of cheating on her.  We adjourned the court case for [...]

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