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How Does A Previous Criminal Record Affect Sentencing?

Having a criminal record can have a direct impact on your life, even after completing your sentence. A criminal record affects your future by making it more difficult to find employment, limiting travel, and restricting certain rights.  If you face another conviction...

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How Pardons For Marihuana Possession Convictions

Canada recently brought legislation to the House of Commons to make it easier and faster to get pardons for simple possession of marihuana convictions. In this article, we look at what this means and how it affects people with existing criminal records. This is one...

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How Long Does A Youth Criminal Record Last?

A criminal record can put a limit on your freedoms and your opportunities. For youth, that means putting a limit on your future. It’s no wonder that young offenders and their parents so often ask, “how long does a youth criminal record last?” In our Toronto Youth...

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Dispelling Toronto Youth Criminal Law Myths

The public understanding of Toronto Criminal Youth Law is rampant with myths and misunderstandings. There are a lot of variables and exceptions that make each case a little different. To truly understand what you, or your child, is facing it’s best to speak with a...

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How Will A Criminal Record Affect My Future?

Facing criminal charges in Toronto gives cause for immediate concerns. A conviction can mean a criminal record,  fines, or even jail time. Once the punishment has been served what is the future like with a criminal record? Toronto criminal lawyers we are very aware of...

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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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