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Attempted Murder Charges in Canada Explained

Attempted murder is among the most serious offences in the Criminal Code. In this post, we’ll discuss how attempted murder is proven in court and the sentencing and mitigating or aggravating circumstances of a charge.  The Legal Definition of Attempted Murder in...

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Fighting Manslaughter Charges in Canada – What to Know

Recently, there have been several high-profile cases where murder cases have initially been charged as manslaughter or vice versa. While the definition of murder may seem straightforward, legally, specific circumstances determine whether a charge is deemed 1st,...

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The Difference Between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Murder

There is often confusion about what distinguishes 1st-degree murder from other types of murder, but the difference often comes down to intent and planning.  Canadian law distinguishes between three types of homicide - murder in the first degree, murder in the second...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

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 discuss who is eligible and what is...

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