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

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »