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Prostitution Laws – Toronto, Ontario and...

There is no explicit prohibition against “prostitution” in the Criminal Code of Canada. In other words, the specific act of engaging in sexual activity for money or any other form of consideration is not itself illegal. However, there are several offences associated with prostitution, which do attract criminal liability. The majority of prostitution-related offences relate to solicitation in a public place. For example, s. 213 of the Criminal Code makes it an offence to stop or attempt to stop a motor vehicle, impede the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, enter or leave a premises adjacent to a pedestrian walkway or vehicular motorway, or stop or attempt to stop a person in a public place or a place open to public view for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or obtaining the services of a prostitute. According to s. 213, a public place includes any place to which the…

8 Mar 2010

How to Choose a Criminal Lawyer in Toronto

25 Feb 2010

None of us want to be in such a situation, but if you are accused of a crime for any reason, the first thing to do is hire a good…

The Jury

16 Feb 2010

The jury system is one of the most fundamental institutions in Canada’s criminal justice system. Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms every person has the right to be…

The Rape Shield Legislation (s. 276 of the...

14 Feb 2010

Before 1982, it was permissible for criminal defence lawyers to attack the credibility of complainants in sexual assault cases by asking them questions about their sexual history. Criminal defence lawyers…

Entrapment

7 Feb 2010

Entrapment Entrapment is one of the many defences available in the criminal justice system. However, criminal defence lawyers will only pursue a defence of entrapment if the facts suggest that…

Lawyer vs. Paralegal

1 Feb 2010

A paralegal is a individual who is not a lawyer, but who is licensed to undertake specific forms of legal work. For example, paralegals often assist lawyers. In addition, paralegals…

Character Evidence

14 Jan 2010

During the course of a criminal trial the prosecution may try to lead character evidence about the accused individual. For legal purposes, the word “character” refers to a generalized description…