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Is it a Crime if Your Dog Bites or Attacks...

Pit bulls are a prohibited dog breed in Ontario. It is possible to be charged with a criminal offence in Ontario if your dog bites or attacks someone. The Dog Owners’ Liability Act (DOLA), first enacted in 1990, makes dog owners potentially liable for damages caused by a bite or an attack, sought by the plaintiff  through civil proceedings. As well, pursuant to DOLA dog owners can face provincial offence charges. Individuals convicted under DOLA and its regulations or for contravening an order made under the law are liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 or jail for up to six months, or both. Dog owners can  also face penalties for owning prohibited breeds, specifically pit bulls and other similar breeds. According to DOLA “pit bull” includes (a) a pit bull terrier, (b) a Staffordshire bull terrier, (c) an American Staffordshire terrier, (d) an American pit bull terrier,…

18 Apr 2017

Is Tax Evasion a Crime?

11 Apr 2017

What is tax evasion? you can be charged with a criminal offence for committing tax evasion. Tax evasion occurs when an individual or business ignores tax…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Darryl Hunt

30 Mar 2017

Darryl with his defence lawyers after his exoneration. In 1984 Darryl Hunt was twice wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Deborah Sykes. He went on to be exonerated by DNA evidence after…

Is it Illegal to Own a Monkey in Canada?

28 Mar 2017

It is illegal to own a pet monkey in Toronto. In Canada, provincial and municipal bylaws regarding monkey and other exotic animal ownership  vary. As of  2003,  the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Timothy Brian...

23 Mar 2017

  Timothy Cole would spend the rest of his life incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted of rape. Timothy Brian Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape and…

Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

21 Mar 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…