Impaired Driving charges often affect individuals with no previous experience with the criminal justice system. Pleading guilty can result in severe consequences that you need to be aware of.
Drug offences can carry significant legal consequences, including lengthy prison sentences, even for individuals with little or no previous criminal record.
One of the primary purposes of criminal law legislation is to protect against physical harm. Any accusation of a crime that involves bodily injury or the threat of bodily injury can involve serious penalties, including jail sentences.
Charges of violence or threats of violence against a family or household member are taken more seriously than charges of violence against a stranger. There are different, more severe penalties.
Property offences include various crimes, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada, such as robbery, possession of break in instruments, motor vehicle theft, break and enter, mischief, vandalism, shoplifting, theft, arson, and extortion.
The criminal offence of fraud covers a wide range of crimes, including identity theft, uttering and publishing forged documents, forging documents, breach of trust, and credit card fraud, as well as white collar crimes.
Young people are treated quite differently than adults by the criminal justice system. This is because it is understood that young people lack the experience and judgment of adults; they are not fully mature and have not yet developed their adult identities.
If you are suspected by police of being under the influence of any drug you can receive an immediate 24 hour roadside licence suspension.
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In addition to charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, there are other driving related charges that can arise under the Highway Traffic Act. These types of charges can result in a driving prohibition, fines and can include jail time.
There are regulations that govern how an individual may possess, carry, and store a firearm under the Firearms Act. There are also many criminal offences that can involve the use of a firearm.