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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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What is Aggravated Assault?

What is Aggravated Assault?

An aggravated assault is the most serious violent crime before murder under Canadian criminal law. A simple assault, or common assault, is when there is the intentional application of force, directly or indirectly, to another person without their consent. But an aggravated assault is committed when that assault “wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant”.

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What Do Criminal Lawyers Do?

What Do Criminal Lawyers Do?

What is a Criminal Defence Lawyer If you have been charged with a criminal offence and are looking for help, then you may be wondering what a criminal lawyer does. This type of lawyer is someone who specializes in criminal law and can represent you in court if you are facing criminal charges. They...

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