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Is Prostitution A Crime?

In the past three years there have been several amendments to the laws surrounding prostitution in Canada. This has deepened the confusion surrounding the question: Is prostitution a crime? With the passing of bill B C-36 in December 6th 2014 the following actions are criminalized: Paying for sex: the buying of sex – or “obtain[ing] for consideration… the sexual services of a person.” The penalties include jail time – up to five years in some cases – and minimum cash fines that go up after a first offence. Communicating for sex or third party advertising of sexual service Is it still legal to sell sex?  It is illegal to purchase sexual services but legal to sell them sex workers can still advertise their own services though platforms that advertise for them can face prosecution Talk to an Experienced Criminal Lawyer with PROVEN RESULTS.Book a FREE Consultationor CALL: (416) 658-1818 What…

29 Mar 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

23 Mar 2016

Toronto criminal lawyers, Kostman & Pyzer, launch #wrongfullyconvicted wednesdays with Ruben “Hurricane” Carter. Toronto Defence Lawyers is very proud to announce the launch of #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays, in…

What is the PARS Program (Early Intervention...

17 Mar 2016

The PARS or Early Intervention Program may not be for everyone. Ontario’s Domestic Violence Court has specialized processes for the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence…

Can a Confession Lead to a Conviction?

12 Mar 2016

A confession alone can lead to a criminal conviction. A confession is an incriminating statement made by a person in relation to an alleged offence. It…

Can I Travel to the United States with a...

19 Feb 2016

Sometimes decisions and choices we make as youth or adults come back to haunt us in ways we may not think about. One of these situations may be having a…

How and When Can you Visit Someone in Prison?

12 Feb 2016

Visiting hours for family, friends and Lawyers Being incarcerated in Ontario comes with many challenges for both the inmate and the family. There are many privileges that we take for…

How can Family and Friends Transfer Funds to...

5 Feb 2016

Prisons in Ontario have very similar guidelines for funds being transferred to inmates, however they do differ slightly. If you are going to deposit funds to an inmate’s account you…