In Canada, sexual assault cases are generally prosecuted to the limit of the law. Those who find themselves accused of sexual assault face some harsh consequences —not just jail time, but also loss of employment and the ruination of their reputations (regardless of whether the charges result in a conviction).
A DUI conviction requires a multitude of elements all done correctly. There are many issues that occur in the course of being charged with a driving offence that may be potential defences.
When you start looking for a lawyer to help you with your domestic assault charges in Cobourg, you probably start by looking online. How do you choose the correct lawyer for your domestic assault case?
Possible defences to a theft charge in Peterborough and surrounding areas include necessity, mistake of fact, or accident. What does this mean in a real life scenario?
Have you been charged with child pornography-related offences in Napanee or the surrounding areas? These are serious charges with serious consequences so you really need to consult with a lawyer. And when you consult with a lawyer, you are probably also going to be concerned about how much legal representation is going to cost.
There are a variety of next steps you can undertake to educate yourself about your charge and line up the strongest possible defence.
Surely you have come across the words, “you have a right to a lawyer” or “you have a right to have an attorney present” by watching some basic cable television. Well, that is as true in reality as it is on television.
If you are facing an impaired driving charge in Kingston or any other city, you have every right to be alarmed. The consequences can be detrimental and can permanently impact your life. The police and the Crown will take every measure to prosecute you. The consequences can range from a licence suspension to an Ignition Interlock Installation to a fine and/or jail.
Coming to the realization that you need a criminal defence lawyer is one thing, but figuring out which one to hire can be even more difficult.
It is safe to assume that at some point, you have watched police searches on American TV shows. Keep in mind the laws in America are different to those in Canada and this blog will focus on the latter.