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Is it Possible to Get a Domestic Assault...

It is not up to the complainant whether to withdraw charges in a domestic assault case It is possible to have domestic assault charges withdrawn. A withdrawal is the best possible final result for a person charged with a criminal offence in Canada. It means the Crown prosecutor on your file has decided to not proceed with the charges. It does not mean a finding of guilt or conviction. Having a charge withdrawn is not the same as having a charged stayed. If a charge is stayed, it is possible for the Crown prosecutor to bring the charge back to life within a year. It is in your best interest to not plead guilty to a domestic assault charge without seeking legal advice from an experience criminal defence lawyer at Kostman and Pyzer, Barristers. Domestic assault charges are unique in that once a domestic assault charge…

29 Sep 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Leighton Hay

28 Sep 2016

Leighton Hay spent more than 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In 2002, when Leighton Hay was only 19 years old…

Is it Crime to Skinny Dip?

27 Sep 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for skinny dipping. Skinny dipping, the act of swimming naked, can potentially be a criminal offence in Canada, depending…

When Can the Police Use Lethal Force in...

22 Sep 2016

In certain circumstances the police may be legally allowed to use lethal force. The Criminal Code outlines circumstances when a person in authority can reasonably use…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Richard Brant

21 Sep 2016

Richard Brant was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son.     On November 17, 1992, nineteen-year-old Richard Brant, of Belleville, Ontario, was out for a…

Is it a Crime to Drive Without Insurance?

20 Sep 2016

 In Ontario, it is a legal requirement for all vehicle owners to have valid insurance for their vehicles and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the insurance purchased…

What is Innocence Canada?

15 Sep 2016

Innocence Canada, formally AIDWYC, defends wrongfully convicted people in Canada. Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian,…