Criminal law

Highlights

  • 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 »
  • Sometimes, you just have to cover your bases. Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult insurance claim or legal problem and you want records of all your interactions. Keeping notes is a must, but ...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 »

Most Recent

  • Canada’s Criminal Code defines three classes of firearms: non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited. While it’s still legal to own restricted firearms, Canada’s Firearms Act imposes strict ...read more »
  • A hate crime is criminal offence where someone intimidates, harms, or terrorizes a person or people based on their colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.read more »
  • Social Insurance Numbers are a hot commodity for identity thieves and scammers. The nine-digit number is your key to government benefits and services, as well as your primary identifier for financial ...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 »
  • 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 »
  • Many lawsuits and criminal cases hinge on the concept of “negligence.” It’s especially common in personal injury law, since one party is claiming that another did — or didn’t do — something that ...read more »
  • While Canadian drivers spend more time talking and texting behind the wheel, distracted driving has become the leading cause of automotive fatalities in several provinces, overtaking speeding and ...read more »
  • The increasingly common practice of “sexting” could be considered a crime in Canada if the people depicted in the content are minors.read more »
  • If you need a lawyer, you should be aware of what a good one can do for you. They will carefully review your legal issue and consider all the options that are available to you. Once you have decided ...read more »
  • Canadian law allows ordinary citizens to arrest someone caught committing a crime, but there are certain limitations and questions you should weigh before taking action.read more »