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Assault Charges

Hitting or Maiming: Understanding the Differences Between Assault and Aggravated Assault

On June 26, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision regarding the trial of police officer Michael Theriault and his brother Christian Theriault. The brothers had been charged with aggravated assault and obstruction of justice for an altercation with a young black man, Dafonte Miller. During the altercation, Miller had been hit with a metal pole, and the injuries were severe enough that, while he survived, he lost his left eye. Judge Joseph Di Luca found Michael Theriault guilty of assault and acquitted on both sets of aggravated assault and obstruction of justice charges.
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Bail Hearings In Ontario

“Will I Go to Jail?” The Penalties for a DUI in Picton

Saying you’ve “got a DUI” is like saying you “own a car”. While, broadly speaking, it can be a true statement that tells most audiences a piece of information, there are key details missing from it. If your mechanic asked you what car you owned for the purpose of ordering a replacement part, simply saying “a car” won’t give him the information he needs. Likewise, if your lawyer asks you what kind of DUI you’ve been charged with, simply “driving under the influence” doesn’t give them much to go on.
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Consequences Domestic Assault Peterborough

Don’t Feel Defeated: Succeeding in Cases of Domestic Assault in Peterborough

If you’re facing charges for a violent crime in the domestic context in Peterborough, you’re likely at least a little panicked right now. First, take a breath, the charges can be fought. Before you can be sentenced to any penalties the Crown must prove that it is likely, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you did what they’ve accused you of.
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