Can drunkenness be a defence to an assault? The law in Canada has gone back and forth on this one.
No matter how you slice it, child luring charges are serious charges with serious consequences. If convicted you will not only face jail, you will be subject to the requirement to register with and report to both the national and the provincial sex offender registries.
Flatulence arises surprisingly often in legal cases. It figures prominently in disability, human rights and employment law cases. But, it does not ever seem to be the subject of criminal proceedings, until recently.
The criminal courts in Ontario are scheduled to partially re-open on July 6th. How will those courts work post Covid-19?
Solicitor-client privilege and confidentiality is central to your right to retain and instruct counsel, and necessary for your lawyer to effectively engage your right to provide a full and complete defence in response to a charge.
Have you been charged with a criminal offence and are required to appear in court in Bancroft, Ontario? If so, there are some pertinent things you should know and pre-emptive steps you can take to guarantee that you are doing everything in your power to enable you to resolve your matter in as amicable a fashion as is possible.
Let’s take a look at the impact of being charged with a driving offence in Bancroft, Haliburton and Minden, and what you can do about it, starting from the time you are stopped.
Unlike perhaps a speeding ticket, to defend an impaired driving charge, you need a lawyer. It would be difficult to navigate on your own. Paralegals are not able to represent those charged with a DUI.
The judiciary is taking all-out precautions to prevent the criminal justice system from falling prey to this pandemic. The sentencing judges are more inclined to release inmates or hand out community sentences instead of imprisoning them in the correctional facilities.
Imagine one day the police are at your door with a warrant. A Justice of the Peace has authorized law enforcement to search your house and seize all electronic devices capable of connecting to the internet. You're questioned and then quickly placed under arrest for possession and transmission of child pornography.