What It Means to Have A Police Record

December 5, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson, Reeve, explains what it means to have a police record. Every time the police have contact with you they keep their own record of it, and every time the police arrest a person and lay a charge, they keep a national record of it. They […]

Your Rights Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson, Reeve, explains your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was formed as part of our constitutional repatriation in 1982. It is a supreme document in the sense that all authority given to the government must […]

The Role Of The Crown Attorney

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson & Reeve, explains the role of the Crown Attorney. The Prosecutor, in Canada, is called a Crown Attorney. The job of a Crown Attorney is to prosecute the criminal charges laid by police officers. This is an adversarial process. The Crown tries to prove you […]

The Process Of A Charge For A Criminal Offence In Canada

September 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson & Reeve, explains the process of a charge for a criminal offence. Amongst other responsibilities, police officers detect and investigate criminal acts. As a result of an investigation if a police officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed they have […]

The Purpose and Scope Of The Criminal Code of Canada

August 23, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson & Reeve, explains the purpose and scope of the Criminal Code of Canada. We live in a society where we are free to do what we want, subject to some prescribed limitations and restrictions. As a society we set limits of acceptable conduct in the […]

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