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Is it a Crime to Almost Hit a Pedestrian?

You may be charged with a driving related offence even if no accident occurs.   Careless driving If you almost hit a pedestrian with your car it is possible that you may be charged with an offence under the High Way Traffic Act depending on the circumstances in which you almost hit a pedestrian. High Way Traffic Acts offences are not listed in the Criminal Code of Canada. They are provincial regulatory offences. Provincial Offences are governed by the Provincial Offences Act. In Ontario, the Provincial Offences Act intends to regulate the day-to-day lives of all people living in Ontario. Conviction of a Provincial Statute will not appear on the accused’s Criminal Record. All violations under the Highway Traffic Act are are Provincial Regulatory offences These offences are considered less serious and regulatory, but can still carry serious consequences for the accused upon conviction, such as…

18 Jul 2017

What is Gladue Court?

15 Jul 2017

Gladue court intends to address the history of systemic racism faced by Aboriginal people and the over-representation of Aboriginal offenders in Canada. First created in 2001,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Mike Wilkerson

12 Jul 2017

It would take Mike Wilkerson almost 20 years to prove his innocence after being accused of a crime he did not commit. In 1997 Mike Wilkerson…

Is Revenge Porn a Crime?

11 Jul 2017

Revenge porn is a criminal offence in Canada. Revenge porn is a crime in Canada. It is defined as the sexually explicit  portrayal of one or more…

What to Expect at Your Criminal Trial?

8 Jul 2017

You may have your criminal trial at 361 University, Superior Court in Toronto. In the event that you have been charged with a criminal offence and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sean Gaines

5 Jul 2017

After being framed by a prison guard Sean Gaines pleaded guilty to a crime he did not commit. Sean Gaines, recently exonerated, was wrongfully convicted of…

Is it a Crime Not to Pay Your Credit Card...

4 Jul 2017

You will not be charged with a criminal offence for neglecting to pay your credit card bills. Not paying your credit card bill is not a…