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American Citizen Arrested In Canada, What Now?

If you are an American citizen arrested in Canada, it is important to seek legal help from a qualified criminal lawyer. The laws and procedures in Canada can be very different from those in the United States, so it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your...

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What Do Criminal Lawyers Do?

What is a Criminal Defence Lawyer If you have been charged with a criminal offence and are looking for help, then you may be wondering what a criminal lawyer does. This type of lawyer is someone who specializes in criminal law and can represent you in court if you are...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Many individuals facing criminal charges have questions about alternate methods of making up for the harm caused by their alleged crime instead of a prison sentence. In this post, we’ll examine what is meant by diversion, go through the diversion procedures and...

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What To Do If You’re a Tourist Arrested in Canada

If you are visiting Canada from another country, chances are you are hoping to see some natural beauty and visit some friendly cities. But what happens when your travel plans turn out unexpectedly and you find yourself arrested while travelling? In this post, we’ll...

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Conflict of Interest: What Is it And How to Avoid It

Conflicts of Interest From lawyers to politicians, we expect a certain level of trustworthiness and service out of those that we trust with governance and law. The hope is that members of the legal and governmental institutions will use their powers for the benefit of...

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What Happens if I Fail to Comply With Bail?

1. Section 145(4) — Failure to Comply with Undertaking  Failing to comply with bail conditions is made an offence by s. 145(4) of the Criminal Code, which states that: “Every person is guilty of an indictable offence or criminal charge and liable for imprisonment...

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What is a Vetrovec Warning?

A Vetrovec warning is a warning provided to a jury about “relying on the informer’s unsupported testimony”[1]. These “clear and sharp warning[s]”[2] are given to the jury to alert them to the risk of relying on the evidence of an “unreliable witness”[3]. Whether to...

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What is Child Abandonment in Legal Terms?

I. Criminal Code of Canada, section 218 — Abandoning Child: s. 218 of the code makes it an offence for one to (a) unlawfully abandon or expose a child under the age of ten, where (b) its life is or is likely to be endangered or its health is or is likely to be...

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What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?”

People often wonder what the phrase “reasonable expectation of privacy” means in terms of the law. In general, this term is used to describe how much privacy an individual can expect in a certain situation. For example, if you are at home and someone steps onto your...

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When to Hire a Private Investigator for Criminal Defence

The vast majority of criminal defences do not require the use of a private investigator. Criminal lawyers are highly skilled and extremely diligent in examining the investigative police report and the prosecution’s evidence. As such, hiring a PI is a special...

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Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal harassment is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. It is also sometimes referred to as "stalking." Criminal harassment involves engaging in repeated, unwanted behaviour toward someone that causes that person to fear for their safety or for someone they know. Given that...

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Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Enter House Without Warrant In most cases police require a warrant to enter your house. However, police are allowed to enter your house without a warrant in certain situations, such as when they have reason to believe that there is an emergency inside. There are also other very limited...

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