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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...

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Defending Murder Charges Down to Manslaughter

When a human being is killed, it is always a serious criminal offence. In Canada, the charges generally fall under three main categories: murder, manslaughter, and criminal negligence causing death. In this post, we’ll discuss these categories and examine some of the...

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Attempt Murder Charges in Canada Explained

If you have been charged with attempt murder in Canada, it is important to seek legal advice from a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, and you need an experienced criminal lawyer who can help you navigate the...

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Fighting Manslaughter Charges in Canada – What to Know

Recently, there have been several high-profile cases where murder cases, either first degree or second degree murder, have initially been charged as manslaughter or vice versa. While the definition of murder may seem straightforward, legally, specific circumstances...

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

There is often confusion about what distinguishes first degree murder from other types of murder charges, such as second degree and manslaughter. The difference often comes down to intent and planning. This article will explain what is 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree...

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What’s After Being Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

How Long is a Life Sentence in Canada? 25 years in jail followed by parole for life. What is a Life Sentence in Canada? What is a life sentence in Canada? A life sentence in Canada is 25 years in jail, to be served in a federal institution, and the remainder of the...

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How Criminal Charges are Classified in Canada

How Criminal Charges are Classified in Canada

When you're facing criminal charges, it's important to understand how the courts and prosecutors classify criminal offences. This article will help you understand the severity of criminal offenses and what potential penalties you may face. In Canada, crimes are classified into three categories:...

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What is Domestic Violence? Is It Assault?

What is Domestic Violence? Is It Assault?

The conduct, behaviour and injuries associated with domestic violence can span a range of offences similar to ordinary assaults. Although domestic violence or domestic assault are not officially terms that are defined or mentioned in the Canadian Criminal Code, but intimate partner violence is and...

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What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

What is an absolute discharge? Absolute discharges are a finding of guilt by a Judge, but no subsequent criminal conviction or criminal record. There is no punishment imposed by the court for absolute discharges. When a judge grants an absolute discharge the accused has no more obligations to the...

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