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Is it a Crime to Plan to Commit a Crime?

  Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in itself.   Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in Canada. Regardless of if the planned crime is never executed. Conspiring to commit a crime is in itself a crime. There are instances where an offence may not have been completed but nevertheless an offence of a different kind has been committed because of the actions or agreements in preparation for the  offence. These are known as inchoate offences. Even if the crime never occurs someone may be charged with an inchoate offence. In an instance where someone was planning on committing a crime they could be charged with the criminal offence of conspiracy found in section 465(1) of the Criminal Code. Conspiracy 465. (1) Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of conspiracy: (a) every one…

6 Dec 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken

30 Nov 2016

  Randy Drunken was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own girlfriend. Newfoundland man, Randy Drunken of St. John’s, was wrongly accused and convicted of killing his…

Is it a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password?

29 Nov 2016

  If you Netflix and chill using someone else’s account you could technically be subject to criminal charges. In the Criminal Code legislation exists that is…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Amanda Knox

23 Nov 2016

Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison for a crime she did not commit. 21 year old Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher was a British student…

Is it a Crime to Fail to Attend Court After...

22 Nov 2016

A witness in a criminal matter may be charged with contempt of court. What should witnesses expect in court? The role of witnesses is to tell…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday James Dean

16 Nov 2016

James Dean was wrongfully convicted of murder and sexual assault. During the night of February 5, 1985,  68-year-old Helen Wilson was sexually assaulted and killed in…

Is it a Crime to Assist Someone With Their...

15 Nov 2016

Physician assisted suicide is not a crime in Canada.   The common law crimes of attempting suicide and of assisting suicide were codified in Canada when…