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What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a serious impact on your future. On April 1, 2004 the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (commonly referred to as “SOIRA”) received Royal assent and came into force on December 15, 2004. SOIRA requires the courts, on an application from the prosecutor, to make an order requiring a person convicted of a designated sexual offence, to report to a registration center, and provide personal information. The order is mandatory. Proactive use of the registry allows police to use the registry information for investigative purposes. Additionally, the police will be allowed to check the registry to ensure offenders are in compliance with reporting requirements. The following Criminal Code offences have been included as designated offences under the SOIRA Offences in relation to sexual offences against…

24 Sep 2015