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 […]

The Crime Of Fraud

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Fraud

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The Criminal Code defines fraud in Section 380. There are two categories, fraud under $5000 or fraud over $5000. Fraud occurs when deceit or fraudulent means are used to deprive someone of property, money, valuable security or services. Many thefts can also be frauds and it is sometimes up to the police officer to decide […]

The Various Impaired Driving Offences As Defined By The Criminal Code

April 22, 2008 by  
Category: Podcasts

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Edward Prutschi explains the various impaired driving offences as defined by the Criminal Code. If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Toronto,Ontario Region, contact Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman for a consultation. This podcast is taken from a January 2008 interview with Ed Prutschi, Criminal Lawyer with Adler […]

What Is Shoplifting?

January 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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There is no particular offence within the Criminal Code called “shoplifting.” Shoplifting is theft and all thefts within the Criminal Code are categorized as either thefts under $5000 or thefts over $5000. That cut off amount separates the less serious summary or hybrid offences from the more serious indictable offences. Shoplifting is a theft under […]