Charges

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  • Canada has a tangle of confusing and inconsistently-enforced nudity laws. Strictly speaking, s. 174 of Canada’s Criminal Code forbids nudity in public places or on private property that is exposed to ...read more »
  • You’re driving down the road when you hear the unpleasant sound of a siren. You see the flash of red lights in your rear-view mirror. A police car is behind you and you’re being pulled over. It’s ...read more »
  • Everyone has that feeling of panic. You did something, you feel like you can’t breathe and you just have to get out of here. Unfortunately, a lot of hit-and-run drivers have that feeling, too.read more »

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  • Unlike the United States, Canada doesn’t have “Miranda rights”. However, you still have the right to remain silent in Canada, because we still have protections under the law upon detention or arrest, ...read more »
  • It’s important to know what the legal alcohol limit is and what consequences you can face if you are caught with a higher than legal blood alcohol level.read more »
  • You know that feeling of panic when you have hit another car? You can’t breathe for a minute and you pray the damage isn’t too bad. Maybe in a moment of panic you are thinking about just leaving?read more »
  • Shoplifting and theft are the same thing. Theft is the legal term for shoplifting and is listed as a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada in section 322.read more »
  • There are many criminal offences in the Criminal Code of Canada, with some offences are more serious than others.read more »
  • In criminal proceedings, a surety is a person who makes a promise to court to be responsible for the accused, and make sure he/she follows his or her bail conditions after being released.read more »
  • This article seeks to shed light on the different stages of a criminal trial process. The process has to do with those charged with offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.read more »
  • Everyone has that feeling of panic. You did something, you feel like you can’t breathe and you just have to get out of here. Unfortunately, a lot of hit-and-run drivers have that feeling, too.read more »
  • Young Canadians who run afoul of the law can face charges and penalties under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which sets out procedures and penalties for young offenders. Here’s what you need to know.read more »
  • Sexual assault is a unique and shockingly widespread criminal problem in Canada. The victims are predominantly female and their attackers rarely suffer any consequences, since only six per cent of ...read more »