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Is it a Crime to be Present While a Crime is...

It is not a crime to be present while a crime is being committed. It is not a criminal offence to be present while a crime is being committed so long as you do not assist or conspire with the people committing the crime. Under Canadian law, there is no crime dealing with being present at the scene of the crime. A person can only be charged with an offence if they are somehow involved in its commission. Those instances are worthy of a brief discussion.   For starters, section 21(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada stipulates that: “Everyone is a party to an offence who a) actually commits it; b) does or omits to do anything for the purpose of aiding any person to commit it; or c) abets any person in committing it.” Being a party to an offence means that a person…

31 Jan 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ivan Henry

25 Jan 2017

Ivan Henry was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault Ivan Henry was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault, which included a series of violent sexual assaults and multiple…

Is it a Crime to Use Someone Else’s...

25 Jan 2017

It is a crime to use some else’s health card   It is a criminal offence to use some else’s health card According to Health Canada,…

How to Choose the Best Criminal Lawyer

19 Jan 2017

Choosing the right criminal defence lawyer for you doesn’t have to be a stressful process.    If you have been charged with a criminal offence, it…

#wrongfullyconvictedwedensday Bruce Godschalk

18 Jan 2017

Bruce Godschalk spent 15 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Bruce Godschalk of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was wrongfully convicted of forcible rape and…

Is it a Crime to Dumpster Dive in Canada?

17 Jan 2017

It is not a crime to go through garbage so long as it is not on someone else’s private property. It is not a crime to…

Is it a Crime to Use The Deep Web or The...

10 Jan 2017

Neither the deep web nor the dark web are inherently illegal. Is it illegal to access the deep web or the dark web? No it is…