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Is it a Crime to Plan to Commit a Crime?

  Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in itself.   Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in Canada. Regardless of if the planned crime is never executed. Conspiring to commit a crime is in itself a crime. There are instances where an offence may not have been completed but nevertheless an offence of a different kind has been committed because of the actions or agreements in preparation for the  offence. These are known as inchoate offences. Even if the crime never occurs someone may be charged with an inchoate offence. In an instance where someone was planning on committing a crime they could be charged with the criminal offence of conspiracy found in section 465(1) of the Criminal Code. Conspiracy 465. (1) Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of conspiracy: (a) every one…

6 Dec 2016

Is it a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password?

29 Nov 2016

  If you Netflix and chill using someone else’s account you could technically be subject to criminal charges. In the Criminal Code legislation exists that is…

Is it a Crime to Fail to Attend Court After...

22 Nov 2016

A witness in a criminal matter may be charged with contempt of court. What should witnesses expect in court? The role of witnesses is to tell…

Is it a Crime to Assist Someone With Their...

15 Nov 2016

Physician assisted suicide is not a crime in Canada.   The common law crimes of attempting suicide and of assisting suicide were codified in Canada when…

Is it a Crime to Make a Computer Virus or...

8 Nov 2016

You may be charged with a criminal offence for cyber-crime for certain online activity.   The Canadian Criminal code has been used and amended to deal…

Is it a Crime to be a Member of a Terrorist...

1 Nov 2016

It is not a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization, however there are terrorism criminal offences in the Criminal Code.   Motivated by…

Is it a Crime to Videotape Your Sexual...

25 Oct 2016

it is a criminal offence to videotape someone without their consent.   It is illegal to videotape your sexual encounter with someone without his or her…