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What is a Guilty Plea for a Criminal Offence?

A guilty plea has serious consequences for the accused. Guilty pleas What should I do before deciding whether to plead guilty or not? It is important to understand all of your legal options before making a decision to plead guilty. You should start by reading your disclosure. If you have difficulty understanding your disclosure, speak to your lawyer or duty counsel. When you read your disclosure, pay close attention to the synopsis. The synopsis is usually found in the first few pages of the disclosure package. You may agree with some, all, or none of the synopsis. It is very important to tell your lawyer or duty counsel whether you agree with what is written in the synopsis because they will need to know this to give you advice about a possible guilty plea. Even if you agree with everything that’s in the synopsis, you should…

6 Oct 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gregory Parsons

5 Oct 2016

Gregory Parsons was wrongfully convicted of killing his own mother. When Gregory Parsons was only nineteen he would endure an unbelievable hardship of a wrongful conviction…

Is it a Crime to Lie to the Police and/or...

4 Oct 2016

You can be charged with criminal offences for lying to the police.   It is a crime in Canada to lie to the police and/or the…

Is it Possible to Get a Domestic Assault...

29 Sep 2016

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the complainant whether to withdraw charges in a domestic assault case It is possible to have domestic assault charges withdrawn.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…

#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…