How First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, And Manslaughter Are Defined.

November 11, 2008 by  
Category: Homicide

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All homicides are defined as either first degree murder or second degree murder. If you cause somebody’s death, and you do it intentionally, in the sense that you meant to cause somebody’s death or you meant to cause him serious bodily injury, then you’re guilty of murder. The murder then is characterized as either first […]

The Distinction Between First And Second Degree Murder And Manslaughter

September 9, 2008 by  
Category: Homicide

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First degree murder is murder which is planned and deliberate. Sentencing for first degree murder is very simple. We do not have capital punishment in Canada so a person who is convicted of first degree murder is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. The calculation for those 25 […]

Several Defences For A Murder Charge

September 8, 2008 by  
Category: Homicide

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The defence may argue whether or not the death was planned and whether a second degree charge might be more appropriate. The issue may be whether the crime was intentional and whether the person intended murder. The issue also may be whether you have really identified the right person. Another issue may be whether that […]

What Type Of Evidence Is Required In Order To Charge And Convict A Person Of Murder

July 9, 2008 by  
Category: Podcasts

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Bruce Engel describes what type of evidence is required in order to charge and convict a person that has been charged with murder. If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Ottawa, Ontario Region, contact Engel and Associates for a consultation. This podcast is taken from a 25 […]

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