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When an Impaired Charge Can be Pardoned

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Few Canadians would be surprised to find out that being charged with impaired driving is not only serious but can carry severe consequences.  Despite this, impaired driving offences are one of the most common offences to be charged in the Criminal Code. Further, individuals who have been convicted of impaired...

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Travelling and Mistake of Law

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We live in a great time for international travel.  With ever-increasing economic accommodation alternatives ranging from Airbnb to daily seat sales on flights, it has never been so easy to travel.  Traveling can be an exciting and life-changing adventure. This article only deals with Canadian law.  The point being, before...

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The Degrees of Murder

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Few offenses in the Criminal Code garner as much attention as murder.  There is often confusion between what differentiates first and second-degree murder.  The difference between the two is not complex but making out a case for first-degree murder remains a high bar to meet for the prosecution.  For a...

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Criminal Harassment

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The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits deliberate conduct that causes psychological harm and/or results in reasonable fear for one’s safety. Criminal harassment includes behaviour such as ‘stalking’ or unwanted communication and often has to do with repeated conduct over a period of time. Being charged with criminal harassment has a...

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