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About The Mistaken Identity Defence

According to the Innocence Project, 69% of wrongful convictions exonerated by DNA were the result of mistaken identity. Eyewitness accounts […]

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What’s Next After Being Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

The maximum penalty under the Canadian Criminal Code is life imprisonment. But even once the Judge reads the sentence options […]

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Why Eyewitness Testimony Is Unreliable

Concerns over eyewitness testimony are nothing new in criminal trials. Studies have been showing significant concern over their accuracy, all […]

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Is Accepting A Peace Bond An Admission Of Guilt?

Accepting to enter into a Peace Bond it is not an admission of guilt. There is no conviction is registered […]

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Police Want To Interview Me For A Criminal Investigation: What Do I Do?

You’re relaxing in your home when you receive a call from the police. The officer on the line informs you […]

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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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