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Does A Youth Tried As An Adult Face The Same Sentencing?

Ontario’s youth justice system operates separately from the adult system. When someone between the ages of 12 and 17 is charged with a criminal offence, police must follow the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The YCJA focuses on improving outcomes, taking...

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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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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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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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