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What Are Potential Sentences For a Finding...

  A judge is responsible for determining your sentence after a finding of guilt for a criminal offence The following are potential sentences for a person found guilty of criminal offence: What is an Absolute Discharge? An absolute discharge is the most lenient adult sentence that someone can receive. A finding of guilt is made but no conviction is registered, as well the individual is not given any conditions to follow. Their criminal charges are resolved, as they are not bond by any probation order or other conditions. However, an absolute discharge will stay on an individual’s criminal record for one year after the date they received the sentence, before it is removed form their record. What is a Conditional Discharge? A conditional discharge is the second most lenient sentence an individual found guilty of a criminal offence can receive.  A finding of guilt is made,…

28 Jul 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Tammy Marquardt

27 Jul 2016

Was wrongfully convicted of the second degree murder of her son. When Tammy Marquardt was just 22 years old she was wrongfully accused and convicted of…

Is it Crime to Tip a Cow?

26 Jul 2016

The Criminal Code has prohibitions on injuring animals. For example, section 444 of the Criminal Code, specifically protecting cattle, states that: Injuring or endangering cattle 444 (1) Every one commits…

What is a Peace Bond?

21 Jul 2016

A peace bond can be a good alternative to  a finding of  guilt for the accused. When someone is facing criminal charges they may be resolved  by entering into a…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dinesh Kumar

20 Jul 2016

Dinesh Kumar was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son. Dinesh Kumar, a recent immigrate to Canada from India, was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering…

Is it a Crime to Carry Knife?

19 Jul 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for carrying a knife. Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it illegal to carry a knife if…

What is the Diversion Program?

14 Jul 2016

  The Diversion Program can help people facing  criminal offence charges avoid a criminal record. When someone is charged with minor criminal offences in Ontario, they…