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About The Mistaken Identity Defence

According to the Innocence Project, 69% of wrongful convictions exonerated by DNA were the result of mistaken identity. Eyewitness accounts tend to weigh heavily in court, so criminal defence lawyers use the mistaken identity defence to discredit these accounts as...

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Is Accepting A Peace Bond An Admission Of Guilt?

Accepting to enter into a Peace Bond is not an admission of guilt. There is no conviction registered and there is no finding of guilty, but there is an acknowledgement that the victim may have a concern for their safety. What is a Peace Bond? A Peace Bond is a Court...

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Would A Criminal Lawyer Represent Themselves

Most people have heard the warnings that you should not represent yourself in court. A lesson that criminal lawyers watch self-represent accused persons learn everyday in criminal courts. Without a strong knowledge of the law, rules of evidence and legal procedures,...

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What Charges Make You Inadmissible To The USA?

Canada has had a special relationship with the United States for many years which has made travel between the two countries very easy. But certain charges and convictions can make you inadmissible to the USA. Still, border regulation is becoming more strict,...

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Why Courts Need Alternatives To Prison Sentences

When it comes to youth crimes judges have a wide array of sentencing options. These provide alternatives to imprisonment and focus on rehabilitation. For adults, however, the same special considerations given to young offenders do not apply. Currently, the sentencing...

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How Prosecutors Prove Involvement in Criminal Organizations

Proving an accused’s involvement in a criminal organization is not always an easy undertaking for Prosecutors. Gang membership adherences are continuously changing and secretive. Further, what constitutes a gang or criminal organization can be difficult to define....

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Am I A Victim of Police Entrapment?

Some police investigative techniques often leave an accused person feeling that the police tricked them into committing a crime. Whenever police employ tactics that influence an accused to commit crimes by the use of trickery, persuasion or fraud it can be considered...

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Seizing Evidence Without A Warrant: Plain View Doctrine

Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure. - Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms This is a fundamental right enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms which protects us all against the government...

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Defending Against Charges of Sexual Interference

Defending Against Charges of Sexual Interference

A Sexual Interference charges involves indirect or direct touching for sexual purposes of a person under the age of consent. In Canada, the criminal code established that the age of consent is generally 16 years of age, though it can be up to 18 if the other person involved is in a position of...

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How to Bail Someone Out Jail?

How to Bail Someone Out Jail?

Being released on a reasonable bail is extremely important in ultimately determining how a criminal case unfolds. Remaining in custody until trial affects how a criminal case is heard and has severe implications on an accused person's life and relationships. Being released on a reasonable bail...

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