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When Can A Police Officer Legally Search You?

Most people are not familiar with their rights and assume that if an officer of the law wishes to search you, that you must comply. However, that is simply not true. Police officers can only perform searches if they are legal. On what grounds can a police perform a legal search? If an officer suspects that you have illegal substances such as drugs on your person, they can search you. They can also search you if they believe that you have illegal substances in your vehicle or are consuming alcohol in your vehicle. Additionally, if a police officer suspects that you are in possession of a weapon or that you pose a threat to those around you, a search can be performed. What happens during a search? Before searching you, a police officer must tell you why they must perform this procedure. They cannot simply start patting you down. During…

2 Dec 2015

What Are Police Vulnerable Sector Checks?

24 Nov 2015

During the application process for employment, volunteer positions or academic positions within certain organizations, applicants might find themselves subject to the Police Reference Check Program as a condition of their…

Holiday Drinking And Driving: What You Need...

18 Nov 2015

When it comes to the holidays, it’s easy to overindulge. However, if you do enjoy multiple holiday drinks, do not get in your car and drive home. Drinking and driving…

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a…

What Does “Jurisdiction” Mean?

18 Aug 2015

The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law, and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak. It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make decisions on…

Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

15 Jul 2015

What is a Surety? A surety is someone who agrees to take responsibility for a person accused of a crime. Being a surety is a serious commitment. A surety is…

Can you Get Charged for Reading Someone’s...

20 Apr 2015

In today’s fast-paced economic climate, most Canadians receive their personal and business correspondence via e-mail. Everything from bills to financial statements to wedding invitations to office work are sent over…