To be found guilty of a criminal offence, there must be proof that they committed the act – actus reus – and that they had a guilty mind – mens rea.
Recently in the news, there has been word of an alleged assault and swarming of several Jewish teens by a group of approximately 9 youths. One youth has been arrested.
How would the case of Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery been different had the crime and investigation taken place in Canada?
The website includes information on topics such as myths, who is at risk, signs to look for and tips for what you can do.
With new penalties now in place for distracted driving, many Canadians are arranging for “hands free” electronic device options for their vehicles.
People may be surprised that, unlike in the United States, police in Ontario have additional authority with regards to performing a roadside stop. Many people in Ontario are misinformed and get themselves in to unnecessary trouble by to refusing to cooperate with officers when they have been pulled over for no apparent traffic offence. Just because no offence was witnessed by an officer, they still may have the right to pull you over in Ontario so long as one of three inquiries is made.
Just like with alcohol, any drug or prescription medication that interferes with your cognitive ability can be grounds for an impaired driving charge.
Believe it or not, Canada has the highest DUI frequency rating among ALL high-income countries in the world.
Being charged with a DUI offence is a harsh and sometimes very embarrassing reality for many of those caught in Ontario. It goes without saying that roadway safety is the number one priority of law enforcement, hence the need for such strict measures to prevent impaired driving.
As a Canadian citizen, a DUI conviction will result in a criminal record for up to 10 years. During this period, it may be the case that a one-time mistake may cost you the ability to travel to certain countries. Luckily for those charged with a DUI, most countries around the world do NOT view an impaired driving offence as ‘criminal’ or at the ‘felony’ level.