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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 […]

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What Happens If I Am Found Guilty of Firearms Offences

In Canada, firearms are heavily regulated and offences are strictly enforced. Offences involving firearms have more severe sentencing. Even improper […]

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Are My Charges Eligible For Diversion?

In some instances, the Crown will offer a diversion, or direct accountability, instead of seeking a criminal conviction. Although ‘diversion’ […]

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Would A Criminal Lawyer Represent Themselves in Court?

Most people have heard the warnings that you should not represent yourself in court. Without a strong knowledge of the […]

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Does Joyriding Count As Theft?

Joyriding is taking a vehicle and operating it without the owner’s consent. The vehicle is usually returned or abandoned after […]

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Ignition Interlock Devices Blow – Will I Need A Blowbox For A DUI?

An ignition interlock device is a device that installs directly into your vehicle. If convicted of an impaired driving-related offence […]

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What’s The Difference Between Mischief and Breaking & Entering?

Breaking & entering and mischief are charges that are often tied together. Often people face charges for both. In this […]

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Causes of False Positives In Breathalyzer Tests

A breathalyzer is an essential tool in roadside alcohol tests. The concept is simple. You blow into the device, and […]

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How to Legally Store & Transport Firearms in Ontario

While Canada does not have the same ‘gun-loving’ reputation the United States might have, we certainly don’t shy away from […]

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Should Using Police Tactical Gloves Be Considered Assault With A Weapon?

Being charged with Assault with a Weapon usually conjures up images of more conventional weapons. But for one Ontario police […]

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