How Do I Get A Restraining Order Against Someone?

Generally speaking, a section 810 peace bond is Canada’s version of a “restraining order.” Section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out the statutory procedure to obtain an Order that requires a person to keep the peace and be of good behavior, in the absence...

What Is A Reasonable Prospect of Conviction?

In the case of Proulx v. Québec [2001], the Supreme Court of Canada discussed the concept of a reasonable prospect of conviction and said the following: “To say that a prosecutor must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of an accused person’s guilt before...

Is It A Crime to Miss Your Court Date?

Missing a court date can result in further criminal charges being laid against an accused person. Failure to appear in court as required is a violation of the law which may result in an arrest warrant, fines, and other sanctions. A failure to appear charge will remain...
Can Carrying A Weapon Lead to Criminal Charges?

Can Carrying A Weapon Lead to Criminal Charges?

Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it a criminal offence to carry a weapon for a purpose “dangerous to the public peace”. This section applies to weapons other than prohibited weapons. Prohibited weapons are those weapons (listed above), which are always illegal to...
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