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Is it a Crime to Not Let Someone Leave?

You can be charged with a criminal offence for preventing someone from leaving. It is a criminal offence to not let someone leave. You may be charged with criminal offences of kidnapping or forcible confinement depending on the circumstances of the alleged offence. Forcible confinement can be defined as depriving an individual of the liberty to move from one point to another by unlawfully confining, imprisoning or forcibly seizing that person. Criminal Code of Canada Kidnapping 279 (1) Every person commits an offence who kidnaps a person with intent (a) to cause the person to be confined or imprisoned against the person’s will; (b) to cause the person to be unlawfully sent or transported out of Canada against the person’s will; or (c) to hold the person for ransom or to service against the person’s will. Marginal note:Punishment (1.1) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable…

13 Jun 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Desmond Ricks

7 Jun 2017

Desmond Ricks would be wrongfully convicted of murdering his friend. On March 3, 1992, 21-year-old Gerry Bennett was shot and killed  outside of a restaurant in…

Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as...

6 Jun 2017

It is a criminal offence to carry pepper spray for personal protection. Pepper spray, commonly referred to by the brand name “Mace”, can be used or…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Juan Johnson

1 Jun 2017

  Juan Johnson would spend more than 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Juan Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois, was falsely accused and…