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Is it a Crime to Have a Mistaken Belief in...

When determining whether an accused person is guilty of sexual assault, the Court considers consent. If you are accused of sexual assault and can prove to the Court that you had a legitimate  and reasonable but mistaken belief that the complainant had consented to the activity in question, you will not be found guilty of sexual assault inso far as that activity is concerned. Sexual assault is a criminal offence under s. 271 of the Criminal Code. Sexual assault is defined as any form of sexual contact without the consent of both parties. A potential defence to sexual assault is that the accused had a “mistaken belief in consent”. This defence arises in situations where the accused legitimately and reasonably believed that the complainant was consenting at the time of the alleged assault. A criminal defence lawyer will consider the following two issues before raising the…

21 Nov 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Evin King

15 Nov 2017

Evin King smiles following his release form prison. On June 22, 1994, the nude body of 41-year-old Crystal Hudson was found in the bedroom closet of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Rickey Dale...

1 Nov 2017

On February 15, 2001, the badly mutilated and decomposed body of 46-year-old Marie Cholette, a transient rail rider, was found in a tent in a hobo camp known as “Indian…

Is it a Crime to Enter into a Marriage of...

31 Oct 2017

    Entering into a false a marriage to facilitate someone’s immigration into Canada is marriage fraud. Marriages of convenience are not allowed under Canada’s immigration law. It is illegal…

If I have a Criminal Conviction am I...

19 Oct 2017

  A criminal conviction in Canada can be reason fro inadmissibility to the United States. There are many reasons a person may be ineligible to enter…

Is it a Crime to Impersonate a Doctor?

17 Oct 2017

It is illegal to impersonate a doctor in Canada. It is a criminal offence in Canada to impersonate a doctor. Historically, there have been incidence of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Krystal Voss

11 Oct 2017

Krystal Voss was wrongfully convicted of killing her child. On January 31, 2003, 28-year-old Krystal Voss brought her 17-month-old son, Kyran, with no vital signs, to…