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Is it a Crime to Infect Someone With HIV?

You can be charged with a criminal offence if you fail to disclose your HIV positive status to your partner.   It can be a criminal offence to infect someone with HIV in the case that the person who became infected was not told by the person who infected them that they were HIV positive before the sexual activity in question occurred. What is failure to disclose? There is an obligation to disclose an HIV positive status according to the Canadian Criminal Code. However there are some circumstances where an HIV positive person would not have to disclose their status to their partner before sexual activity if the risk of transmission is very low. A person who is charged with failure to disclose can be charged with a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Failing to disclosure your positive HIV status in certain circumstances…

21 Jun 2016

What are Mandatory Minimum Sentences in...

16 Jun 2016

In Canada, certain offences carry mandatory minimum sentences. In Canada mandatory minimum sentences are imposed on convicted individuals for certain criminal offences. Since the inception of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Romeo Phillon

15 Jun 2016

Romeo Phillon Romeo Phillon spent thirty-one years incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Ottawa firefighter Leopold Roy was stabbed to death on August 9,…

Is it Crime Not to Report an Accident In...

14 Jun 2016

You can be charged for a criminal offence for failing to report an accident.   It is a crime not to report an accident in Canada…

What is a Dangerous Offender Application?

9 Jun 2016

If found to be a Dangerous Offender it is possible for convicted individuals to spend life in prison.    In Canada people convicted of violent criminal offences…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Simon Marshall

8 Jun 2016

Simon Marshall In 1997, Simon Marshall a twenty-three year old mentally handicapped man, was arrested and falsely accused of multiple counts of sexual assault. During the police investigation into the…

Is it a Crime to Have Sex With Your Spouse...

7 Jun 2016

You can be criminal charged for having sex with your souse without their consent. Yes it is a crime to have sex with your spouse without…