Category: Criminal Law

Identity Fraud

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Identity Fraud

Guess Who – Identity Fraud. The offence of identity fraud becomes more and more frequent in modern world and the state devotes a lot of resources in trying to combat it. Prior to 2010, section 403 of the Criminal Code which deals with identity fraud was called “Personation with Intent”. In January 2010, after amending legislation came into force, this section was renamed “Identity Fraud”, although its contents remained largely…

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Dangerous Operation

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Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, ….. This offence is called “dangerous operation” because section 249 of the Criminal Code which contains it refers not only to driving a motor vehicle, but also to operation of a vessel or any water skis, surf-board, water sled or other towed object on or over any of the internal waters of Canada or the territorial sea of Canada; an aircraft; and railway equipment….

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Criminal Harassment

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Criminal Harassment

Criminal Harassment. In 1993, the Government introduced section 264 of the Criminal Code intended to penalize conduct commonly known as stalking which is now referred to as criminal harassment.  The maximum punishment available for this offence is five years imprisonment.  What may be even worse though is the stigma associated with this offence.  People usually view stalkers as creepy, sick individuals (potentially even serial killers or rapists). Another important aspect…

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The offence of Fail to Remain or Fail to Stop.

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The offence of Fail to Remain or Fail to Stop.

The offence of Fail to Remain or Fail to Stop is more commonly known to the general public as “hit and run”. The law imposes three duties on anyone who has care, charge or control of a motor vehicle, vessel or aircraft which is involved in an accident with another person, vehicle, vessel or aircraft or cattle in the charge of another person.  Those duties are: stop the vehicle, vessel…

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Drug Offences and Defences

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Toronto Drug Offences and Defences

Drug Offences and Defences.  prosecutions of drug related offences are governed by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) which was brought into force on May 14, 1997 and created a new scheme for the regulation of certain dangerous drugs and narcotics, now known as “controlled substances”.  The CDSA repealed and replaced the Narcotic Control Act and Parts III and IV of the Food and Drugs Act, and effectively consolidated…

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For a sexual assault lawyer Toronto Courts today present a challenging array of cases.

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sexual assault lawyer Toronto

It’s not a secret that sexual offences are considered most heinous and shameful. A person convicted of such offences now faces not only potential long prison term but is also required to register in the sexual offender registry. If you are charged with sexual assault or other sexually based offences, you need an experienced sexual assault lawyer to represent you since the consequences of conviction are ever so grave and…

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