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Is it a Crime to Leave Your Child Alone in a...

It is a crime to leave your child alone in your car.   It is a criminal offence to leave a child alone in a parked vehicle. Typically people who are accused of leaving children alone in a parked vehicles are subject to the criminal charge of abandoning child. Section 218 in the Criminal Code of Canada pertains to Abandoning Child: Abandoning child 218 Every one who unlawfully abandons or exposes a child who is under the age of ten years, so that its life is or is likely to be endangered or its health is or is likely to be permanently injured, (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months. Depending on factors, such as the…

18 Oct 2016

What happens when the police attend the...

13 Oct 2016

While police can exercise their discretion, most often criminal charges will be laid in alleged domestic assault incidents. Domestic violence is a serious crime that has…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday John Salmon

12 Oct 2016

John Salmon was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for a crime that never occurred.   Couple 28-year-old Maxine Ditchfeild and her common-law husband, John Salmon, had been…

Is it a Crime to Spank Your Child?

11 Oct 2016

Unless unreasonable force is employed it is not a crime to spank your child When defined as a use of reasonable force it is not a…

What is Bail Hearing?

6 Oct 2016

At a bail hearing wether or not the accused will be held in custody is decided. When someone is charged with a criminal offence(s) and arrested,…

What is a Guilty Plea for a Criminal Offence?

6 Oct 2016

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…

#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…