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What is a Peace Bond?

A peace bond can be a good alternative to  a finding of  guilt for the accused. When someone is facing criminal charges they may be resolved  by entering into a peace bond. Section 810 in the Criminal Code pertains to peace bonds: 810 (1) An information may be laid before a justice by or on behalf of any person who fears on reasonable grounds that another person (a) will cause personal injury to him or her or to his or her spouse or common-law partner or child or will damage his or her property; or (b) will commit an offence under section 162.1. Marginal note:Duty of justice (2) A justice who receives an information under subsection (1) shall cause the parties to appear before him or before a summary conviction court having jurisdiction in the same territorial division. Marginal note:Adjudication (3) If the justice or summary conviction court before which…

21 Jul 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dinesh Kumar

20 Jul 2016

Dinesh Kumar was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son. Dinesh Kumar, a recent immigrate to Canada from India, was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering…

Is it a Crime to Carry Knife?

19 Jul 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for carrying a knife. Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it illegal to carry a knife if…

What is the Diversion Program?

14 Jul 2016

  The Diversion Program can help people facing  criminal offence charges avoid a criminal record. When someone is charged with minor criminal offences in Ontario, they…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Thomas Sophonow

13 Jul 2016

    Thomas Sophonow endured 3 trials and 45 months in custody before proving his innocence.   In 1981 Thomas Sophonow was wrongfully accused and convicted…

Is it a Crime to Catch Rainwater?

12 Jul 2016

  It is not a criminal offence to collect rainwater.   Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater and storing it for later use. The…

What is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

7 Jul 2016

  The Charter of Rights and Freedoms With the Constitution Act, 1982 the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became a part of the Canadian Constitution. The…