A person who is unlawfully assaulted and causes death or grievous bodily harm can be justified in their self-defence actions so long as they reasonably believed that they could not have otherwise preserved themselves from death or grievous bodily harm at the hands of the perpetrator.
Home invasion is a criminal offence in Canada. Home invasion can be defined as a break and enter of occupied residential premises with forced confinement, assault or a battery of occupants.
A non-Canadian citizen facing criminal charges who enters a guilty plea may face immigration consequences. For instance, the person may lose his or her status in Canada and/or be deported from Canada
The Criminal Code makes conduct that disturbs public peace and order in or near a public place an offence. In order to be convicted of causing a disturbance, the accused must be in a public place.
This blog will provide an overview of the most common questions surrounding assault and aggravated assault in the form of questions and answers.
There's generally something that can be done when you're charged with a traffic ticket, whether it's beating it or whether it's resolving it in line with your exact expectations.
Cyber stalking, sometimes referred to as cyber bullying, refers to the use of information and communications technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.
If you have a criminal record, employment and educational opportunities may be limited. Many institutions perform criminal record checks on all applicants.
The two most important details that every individual ought to know is the right to silence and the right to counsel protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In an era of fast and harsh public reactions to highly publicized criminal cases, it’s possible that you may be concerned that fighting a charge of spousal assault may be futile. This concern, while understandable, is possibly unwarranted.