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Is it a Crime Not to Report a Crime in...

Under section 22 of the Criminal Code of Canada, if an individual has an awareness of a crime because they have witnessed the crime or have been told that the crime has occurred, and by not reporting this crime to the police service or other relevant agency, this individual is in some way aiding or abetting the crime to take place, they may be charged with counselling an offence. Conviction of an offence under s.22 would result in a criminal record. It is quite rare for someone to be charged under s.22. Counselling Section 22 Person counselling offence 22. (1) Where a person counsels another person to be a party to an offence and that other person is afterwards a party to that offence, the person who counselled is a party to that offence, notwithstanding that the offence was committed in a way different from that which was counselled. Idem (2)…

12 Apr 2016

Is it possible to have the fingerprints and...

7 Apr 2016

is it possible to have mugshots destroyed from Police databanks It is possible to have your fingerprints removed from Police databanks  When…

What is Electronic Monitoring?

31 Mar 2016

EMS seeks to ensure that individuals abide by their conditional sentence an curfew conditions. In Ontario, the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) is made up of electronic…

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…