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Will I have a Criminal Record if I am...

It may be possible to avoid a criminal record even if there is a finding of guilt for a domestic assault charge. Determining whether or not you will have a criminal record upon conviction of domestic assault depends on the sentence given to you. Once a finding of guilt has been made by a judge in a case of domestic assault, the next step is to give the offender an appropriate sentence. The type of sentence given determines whether or not there will be a criminal record upon conviction. Some of the sentences you may receive for a domestic assault charge include: • absolute discharge • conditional discharge • suspended sentence • probation • imprisonment • Conditional Sentence Absolute Discharge If you receive this sentence for a domestic assault, you have been found guilty but there is not conviction registered. You are not given a probation…

20 Oct 2016

#wrognfullyconvictedwednesday Maria Sheppard

19 Oct 2016

Maria Sheppard was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for killing her own step-daughter.   In 1991 Maria Shepard was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for killing her three-year-old…

Is it a Crime to Leave Your Child Alone in a...

18 Oct 2016

It is a crime to leave your child alone in your car.   It is a criminal offence to leave a child alone in a parked…

What happens when the police attend the...

13 Oct 2016

While police can exercise their discretion, most often criminal charges will be laid in alleged domestic assault incidents. Domestic violence is a serious crime that has…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday John Salmon

12 Oct 2016

John Salmon was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for a crime that never occurred.   Couple 28-year-old Maxine Ditchfeild and her common-law husband, John Salmon, had been…

Is it a Crime to Spank Your Child?

11 Oct 2016

Unless unreasonable force is employed it is not a crime to spank your child When defined as a use of reasonable force it is not a…

What is Bail Hearing?

6 Oct 2016

At a bail hearing wether or not the accused will be held in custody is decided. When someone is charged with a criminal offence(s) and arrested,…