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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...

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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...

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What is Child Abandonment in Legal Terms?

I. Criminal Code of Canada, section 218 — Abandoning Child: s. 218 of the code makes it an offence for one to (a) unlawfully abandon or expose a child under the age of ten, where (b) its life is or is likely to be endangered or its health is or is likely to be...

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Did Project Community Space Work?

Back in October, we discussed Project Community Space, a Toronto Police program meant to help curb gang and gun violence. Record high shootings in the city prompted police to take proactive measures to prevent or reduce criminal activity in high-risk neighbourhoods....

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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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