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What is the Difference Between Domestic...

In domestic assault occurrences the accused will be charged with assault, as there is no offence specific to domestic assaults in the Criminal Code.   The Criminal Code does not have a specific domestic assault offence. Domestic assault is when any of the various types of assaults within the Criminal Code occur in the context of a domestic relationship. The legal definition of a domestic relationship is quite broad. A domestic relationship is when two people (either opposite or same sex) are in an intimate relationship whether as boyfriend/girlfriend, spouses, common law partners, children and parents, or children and legal guardian. What are some of the criminal offences that can arise in the context of a domestic relationship? Assault Section 265 (1) A person commits an assault when (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly; (b) he attempts or threatens, by an act or…

30 Jun 2016

Can Social Media Posts and Electronic...

23 Jun 2016

The increasing use of social media and electronic messages to inculpate the accused:   Social media and electronic communication can be used as evidence against the…

What are Mandatory Minimum Sentences in...

16 Jun 2016

In Canada, certain offences carry mandatory minimum sentences. In Canada mandatory minimum sentences are imposed on convicted individuals for certain criminal offences. Since the inception of…

What is a Dangerous Offender Application?

9 Jun 2016

If found to be a Dangerous Offender it is possible for convicted individuals to spend life in prison.    In Canada people convicted of violent criminal offences…

Is it a Crime to Have Sex With Your Spouse...

7 Jun 2016

You can be criminal charged for having sex with your souse without their consent. Yes it is a crime to have sex with your spouse without…

Is Marihuana Still Illegal in Canada?

2 Jun 2016

The current Canadian marihuana laws are not black and white. Approximately 40 000 Canadians currently use medical marihuana. Currently only medical marihuana is legal in Canada.…

What Are Your Rights When Interacting With...

26 May 2016

You have rights when interacting with the police. What Are Some of The Different Ways Toronto Police Officers May Interact With You? Informal Interactions Investigative Detention Arrest…