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Holiday Drinking And Driving: What You Need...

When it comes to the holidays, it’s easy to overindulge. However, if you do enjoy multiple holiday drinks, do not get in your car and drive home. Drinking and driving is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Impaired driving is a serious infraction that comes with horrible consequences if you are convicted. Besides impaired driving, you can also be charged with an over 80, refusing to cooperate with police and care and control. What is impaired driving? Impaired driving occurs when someone operates a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Vehicles include cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, impaired driving is a crime. When you are pulled over by police officers for driving erratically and there is physical signs of inebriation like slurring your words, staggering, stumbling, strong odour of alcohol etc., you will be given a charge…

18 Nov 2015

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a…

What Does “Jurisdiction” Mean?

18 Aug 2015

The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law, and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak. It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make decisions on…

Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

15 Jul 2015

What is a Surety? A surety is someone who agrees to take responsibility for a person accused of a crime. Being a surety is a serious commitment. A surety is…

Can you Get Charged for Reading Someone’s...

20 Apr 2015

In today’s fast-paced economic climate, most Canadians receive their personal and business correspondence via e-mail. Everything from bills to financial statements to wedding invitations to office work are sent over…

Is it a Crime to Drink in Public?

8 Apr 2015

Canadian liquor laws are constructed provincially and not federally. However, the Government of Canada considers a beverage alcoholic in nature if it contains 1.1% or more alcohol by volume. The…

Is it A Crime in Canada to Commit Assisted...

18 Mar 2015

In Canada, aiding or abetting a person to commit suicide is a criminal offence pursuant to section 241(b) of the Criminal Code. Section 14 of the Code says that no…