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Can Social Media Posts and Electronic...

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 accused. Increasingly all modes of social media and electronic messages are investigated during police investigations into criminal offences. Police can often investigate the social media and electronic messages of people suspected of committing a criminal offence. All modes of social media and electronic messages can be used as evidence against the accused at trial to prove association with a criminal organization. As well, all modes of social media and  electronic communication can be investigated and used to prove that a criminal offence has occurred. This is especially true when criminal charges arise out of one person’s damning words against an accused. The complainant can submit their communication with the accused to the police and this can be used to prove…

23 Jun 2016

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…

Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

24 May 2016

Spitting on someone is considered an assault.   It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian…