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Penalties For Breaking And Entering Convictions

Breaking and entering is a fairly common criminal offence that is taken very seriously by the courts in Canada and has a maximum sentence of imprisonment for life. This article will briefly examine elements the offence of Break and Enter, Home Invasion Robbery and...

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Is Joyriding Motor Vehicle Theft?

Joyriding is taking a motor vehicle and operating it without the owner’s consent. The vehicle is usually returned or abandoned after use. It’s usually associated with a car but can include other motor vehicles, like boats, as well. Although joyriding isn’t an official...

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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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