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How Do I Get A Restraining Order Against...

Generally speaking, a section 810 peace bond is Canada’s version of a “restraining order.” Section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out the statutory procedure to obtain an Order that requires a person to keep the peace and be of good behavior, in the absence of a formal criminal prosecution. Where a person fears that another person will cause personal injury to themselves or to their spouse or child, or will damage their property, that person can have an Information laid seeking a peace bond against that person. An Information is laid by attending at the Justice’s Office and swearing that the allegations you are making are true. Once an Information has been laid against the other party, a hearing must be held at which a Judge or Justice of the Peace will decide whether to order the defendant to enter into a peace bond. The informant will…

31 Jul 2014

What Is A Reasonable Prospect of Conviction?

16 Jul 2014

In the case of Proulx v. Québec [2001], the Supreme Court of Canada discussed the concept of a reasonable prospect of conviction and said the following: “To say that a…

Is It A Crime to Miss Your Court Date?

14 Jul 2014

Missing a court date can result in further criminal charges being laid against an accused person. Failure to appear in court as required is a violation of the law which…

What Is “Beyond A Reasonable...

4 Jul 2014

Reasonable Doubt The standard of proof in a Canadian criminal trial is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the judge or jury must be satisfied beyond a reasonable…

Can Carrying A Weapon Lead to Criminal...

2 Jul 2014
Carrying a weapon can be a criminal offence, know the law before you get arrested. Ignorance of the law is no defence.

Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it a criminal offence to carry a weapon for a purpose “dangerous to the public peace”. This section applies to weapons other than prohibited weapons. Prohibited weapons are…