Is it a Crime to Charge for Psychic Services?

It is a crime in Canada to fraudulently pretend, from your familiarity of an occult or “crafty science”, to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been missing may be found. The maximum sentence for this offence is a $5,000 fine or 6 months...

Is it A Crime to be a Fortune Teller?

Being paid to fraudulently tell fortunes is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. The maximum sentence for this offence is a $5,000 fine or 6 months in jail or both a $5,000 fine and 6 months in jail. There is no minimum sentence for this offence....

Domestic Assault in the Greater Toronto Area

I have been practicing criminal law in the Greater Toronto community (Brampton, Newmarket) for over 30 years. The crime of domestic assault is not new, but recently the infamous Ray Rice and Oscar Pistorius cases have generated a more profound interest in the subject....

Is it a Crime to Avoid Jury Duty?

Avoiding Jury Duty- The Luka Magnotta Murder Trial As a defence lawyer, I occasionally receive a frantic phone call from a person who has received a summons for jury duty. Usually the caller wants to find out if they have to attend, and if there is a way to avoid jury...
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