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Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

Spitting on someone is considered an assault.   It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian Criminal Code define spitting on someone as an Assault. If an individual is arrested for an assault for spitting on someone they would be charged under 266 of the Criminal Code. If found guilty they would be sentenced to up to five years in prison if the Crown proceeded by indictment. 266 Every one who commits an assault is guilty of (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction. While spitting on someone may seem minor in comparison to hitting someone, both actions are considered an application of intentional force against someone. Both actions meet the standard for an assault charge according to the Canadian Criminal Code.…

24 May 2016

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What is Sexual Consent?

12 May 2016

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What is the Difference Between Criminal...

6 May 2016

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  New legislation will regulate controversial police carding practices.   Carding, also known as police checks, is the police practice of arbitrarily and randomly stopping an…

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…

How to Get a Non-Conviction Suppressed From...

14 Apr 2016

  Non-conviction information could be revealed during a Police Record Check   An individual may wish to have their non-conviction record suppressed. During the application process…