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Is it a Crime to Blackmail Someone?

  It is a crime to blackmail someone.   Blackmailing someone is a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as extortion under section 346 in the Criminal Code of Canada. What is Extortion? Extortion occurs when One person induces or attempts to induce another person to do anything or cause anything to be done. The person intended to obtain anything or cause anything to be done. The person uses threats, accusations, menaces or violence to induce the other person to do anything or cause anything to be done. The person had no reasonable justification or excuse for inducing another person to do anything or cause anything to be done.   Criminal charges of extortion typically involve an incident where an individual is knowingly trying to blackmail another individual  to obtain money or property that he or she would not otherwise be entitled to. Although a…

31 May 2016

What Are Your Rights When Interacting With...

26 May 2016

You have rights when interacting with the police. What Are Some of The Different Ways Toronto Police Officers May Interact With You? Informal Interactions Investigative Detention Arrest…

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25 May 2016

Anthony Hanemaayer Anthony Hanemaayer was wrongfully convicted of an assault committed by Paul Bernardo. In 1987, when Torontonian Anthony Hanemaayer was only nineteen years old, he…

Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

24 May 2016

Spitting on someone is considered an assault.   It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian…

What are the Potential Sentences for a...

19 May 2016

A domestic assault conviction carries serious consequences. Domestic Assault Charges  In our experience as Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyers, domestic assault charges are very common. Domestic assault…

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18 May 2016

Driskell spent 12 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1991 Canadian James Patrick Driskell, was wrongfully convicted for the first-degree murder of his friend Perry Harder. Driskell…

Is it a Crime to fake your own death in...

17 May 2016

Psuedocide is legal in Canada.  It is not a crime to fake your own death is in Canada.  What is psuedocide? Psuedocide refers to the phenomenon of someone faking his…