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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...

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Defending Against Charges of Sexual Interference

A Sexual Interference charges involves indirect or direct touching for sexual purposes of a person under the age of consent. In Canada, the criminal code established that the age of consent is generally 16 years of age, though it can be up to 18 if the other person...

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How Quickly Sexual Assault Laws are Changing

Sexual assault laws are changing in Canada. Political movements like #MeToo and several high-profile sexual assault cases in Canada have shed light on sexual assault laws and how these crimes are reported and charged.

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Understanding Charges Of Voyeurism

Voyeurism, or the act of secretly watching or recording a person who is naked for sexual purposes, is a recent addition to the criminal code. It was added in 2005 in response to the invention of new technology that makes recording video and images possible in more...

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Accused of Sexual Assault: What Should I Do?

If you have been accused of sexual assault, it is important to understand the possible consequences and take steps to protect yourself. An accusation of sexual assault can result in criminal charges, as well as damage to your reputation. You may be facing a lengthy...

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Changes to Mandatory Minimum Sentencing For Sexual Offences

Mandatory minimum sentences control judicial discretion. This is supposed to help reduce certain crimes by sending a message to the public that these offences will not be tolerated, and they will be punished severely. In Canada, some sexual offences have mandatory...

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Defining Consent in Sexual Assault

Consent is an issue that arises in many areas of criminal law in Canada. Issues surround consent are most often associated with assault-related charges. Specifically, what is consent within the sexual assault and within common physical assault-related cases?  But...

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The Sexual Assault Lawyers Guide To Charges & Defence

Sexual assault lawyers deal with complex laws and evidentiary issues. To help those who are facing sexual assault charges or looking to better understand them, we present the following guide. What is Sexual Assault in Canada? Sexual assault is any physical contact of...

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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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