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How can Family and Friends Transfer Funds to...

Prisons in Ontario have very similar guidelines for funds being transferred to inmates, however they do differ slightly. If you are going to deposit funds to an inmate’s account you must do so with cash or a money order. If you are transferring funds in person you must do so at the detention center the inmate is incarcerated at. You may transfer funds when you come to visit or you may come in during regular visiting hours to insure there is a clerk at the front desk. If you come during those hours and only transfer funds and do not visit the inmate this is NOT counted as one of the inmate’s visits for the week. Listed below are a few examples of commissary funds guidelines for prisons in Ontario.  Metro west Detention Centre Transfer of funds requirements and guidelines: – Cash or money order only, can be mailed or…

5 Feb 2016

What Is the Victim Fine Surcharge (VFS)?

31 Jan 2016

The Federal Victim Fine Surcharge (FVFS), as set out in s.737 of the Criminal Code of Canada, is a monetary surcharge imposed on offenders in addition to any other punishment…

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…

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…

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…

Is it A Crime in Canada to Commit Assisted...

18 Mar 2015

In Canada, aiding or abetting a person to commit suicide is a criminal offence pursuant to section 241(b) of the Criminal Code. Section 14 of the Code says that no…

The Guilty Client

4 Mar 2015

When I attend a dinner party, it is inevitable that someone will hear that I am a criminal lawyer and feel compelled to advise me that they’ve always wanted to…