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Defending Weapons Charges

Defending Weapons Charges

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A weapons charge can be a serious offence in Canada. From carrying weapon while attending public meeting to weapons trafficking, there is a wide range of weapons offences, and outcomes can vary dramatically. Bail conditions, probation orders, and peace bonds often carry weapons prohibitions as well. Breaching one of these...

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Assault & Uttering Threats

Assault & Uttering Threats

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Acts of violence, or threats of violence, can result in severe consequences in Canada. Most people will either witness or be involved in some sort of physical confrontation in their lifetime.  The Criminal Code has multiple offences that cover this type of conduct, such as uttering threats, assault, assault with...

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The Jordan Decision: Unreasonable Trial Delays

The Jordan Decision: Unreasonable Trial Delays

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms entrenched civil rights in the Canadian Constitution.  The Charter plays an integral role in criminal law. Section 11 of the Charter protects rights in relation to criminal and penal matters, codifying fundamental concepts considered pillars of the criminal justice system.  To name only...

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Have You Been Charged with Public Mischief?

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Television programming and film are replete with examples of characters making false accusations and lying to police during investigations. Perhaps to divert authorities from themselves or to protect someone they know. But what you often don’t see is the consequences of these actions. Being intentionally deceitful to law enforcement has...

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