It is very normal for anyone to be upset and confused when attending their first court date. Why wouldn't you be when you have never experienced having a criminal charge against you? However once you have retained counsel it generally is very straightforward.
Why is the Crown asking for such a high fine on my impaired and over 80 charges when my buddy who was convicted of the same thing got a much lower fine?
The right to counsel is a constitutionally protected right in Canada under s. 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
If you are convicted of certain sexual offences, you will be registered in Canada’s national sexual offender registry and will have to comply with its requirements. The law that governs this registration is the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, SC 2004, c 10 (SOIRA). The database in which the information is kept is called the National Sex Offender Registry
Peterborough Community Support Court (CSC) was established in 2011 to assist individuals with mental health and addiction issues who become involved in the criminal justice system.
With gas prices in the $1.40/L range and roadtrip season on the horizon, it’s that time of year when I mentally weigh whether it’s worth a trip over the U.S. border just to gas up my vehicle. But crossing the border can have unexpected consequences, and many travellers aren’t sure of the scope of the authority of border agents.
If you’re planning a vacation trip you may want to consider the cost of beer in your desired locations. There are many cities that have some of the cheapest prices of beer around the globe.
We sometimes hear from clients that they were downtown socializing over food and drinks, but that they “only had 2 beers”. These clients were usually genuinely surprised when they were pulled over or stopped by a RIDE program and “blew over” 80 or received a similar careless or impaired driving charge.
On April 13, 2018, the State of Massachusetts passed a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 7 years old to 12. That’s right: the age of criminal responsibility had been 7 years old – essentially a child in Grade 2. The good news is that the new age there is now 12 years which is the same as the age in Canada.
Late last month, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) denied the petition of Brendan Dassey; the once juvenile defendant whose case was popularized by the acclaimed Netflix series Making a Murderer.