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Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

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 responsible for supervising an accused person in the community and ensuring that an accused person obeys all of the terms of their release and can include terms such as: Residing with their surety or at an address approved of by their surety Abiding by a term of house arrest or possibly a curfew Attending court Reporting to the police Not having direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim or witnesses or not attending within a defined boundary where the alleged victim or witnesses are known to live, work, or be Not possessing or consuming alcohol or drugs, not to be in possession weapons Keeping the peace and being of good behavior If the accused person fails to obey the…

15 Jul 2015

Can you Get Charged for Reading Someone’s...

20 Apr 2015

In today’s fast-paced economic climate, most Canadians receive their personal and business correspondence via e-mail. Everything from bills to financial statements to wedding invitations to office work are sent over…

Is it a Crime to Drink in Public?

8 Apr 2015

Canadian liquor laws are constructed provincially and not federally. However, the Government of Canada considers a beverage alcoholic in nature if it contains 1.1% or more alcohol by volume. The…

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…

Section 10 of the Canadian Charter of Rights...

20 Feb 2015

What is the Right to Counsel? Section 10 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms contains three rights that every individual has upon arrest or detention. This section states that everyone has…

Sexual Assault: Mistaken Belief in Consent

9 Feb 2015

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. This…