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Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

  It is a crime to threaten someone in Canada.   Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in the Canadian Criminal Code as Uttering Threats in section 264.1.  A conviction of Uttering Threats will result in a criminal record for the accused. As explained in the Criminal Code an individual convicted of Uttering Threats is liable to imprisonment for a term of up to five years if the Crown proceeds by indictment, or of a term of up to 18 months if the Crown proceeds summarily. Threats can be expressed through different modes of communication. Threats can be communicated verbally, in text (text message, social media, email, letter etc.), or communicated though a third party, or conveyed through physical gestures. Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada Uttering Threats 264.1 (1) Every one commits an offence who, in any…

26 Apr 2016

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

20 Apr 2016

In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a wrongful conviction and those devoted to their defence. #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays tell the stories of individuals who have endured a conviction…

Is it a Crime to Burn Money?

19 Apr 2016

In Canada it is a criminal offence to burn coins but not paper currency. In Canada it is a crime to destroy (including burn) currency in…

How to Get a Non-Conviction Suppressed From...

14 Apr 2016

  Non-conviction information could be revealed during a Police Record Check   An individual may wish to have their non-conviction record suppressed. During the application process…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

13 Apr 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Brian Banks, famous NFL running back was wrongfully convicted of forceful rape and kidnapping In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a…

Is it a Crime Not to Report a Crime in...

12 Apr 2016

Under section 22 of the Criminal Code of Canada, if an individual has an awareness of a crime because they have witnessed the crime or have been told that the…