Keeping Your Name Out Of The Media

March 18, 2013 by  
Category: Criminal Law

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You’ve heard the saying “any publicity is good publicity”. However, this is not the case when you are involved in a criminal offence. In such circumstances, your goal should be to stay out of the public eye as much as possible, and ensure that only the necessary few people are aware of your matter. In […]

In Case You Didn’t “Say No To Drugs”…

March 18, 2013 by  
Category: Criminal Law

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It doesn’t matter if you only had a few grams of marijuana on you, or if you were “just holding it for a friend”. The police can, and likely will, charge you with a drug offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. In Canada, it is illegal to possess and/or smoke marijuana; claiming that […]

Caught In Traffick-ing

March 18, 2013 by  
Category: Criminal Law

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When it comes to drug offences, a couple of circumstantial factors can make the difference between serving 24 hours of community service versus 24 months in jail. Specifically, a conviction for possession of a controlled substance carries far less severe penalties than a conviction for trafficking or possession for the purpose of trafficking that controlled […]

Please (Finger) Print Clearly

March 18, 2013 by  
Category: Criminal Law

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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that everyone charged with an offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. So how and why can you be legally obligated to get fingerprinted and photographed before you are even convicted? The answer is based upon statutory enactments guided by considerations pertaining to the […]

The Ins & Outs of Legal Aid

March 18, 2013 by  
Category: Criminal Law

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You may have heard that, in criminal proceedings, “you have the right to counsel”. However, this adage may be more aptly phrased: “you have the right to counsel… if you can afford it”. When charged with a criminal offence, it is a common misconception that you will automatically be appointed a state-funded lawyer if you […]

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