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Updates from the SCC - Criminal Law

May 2023: Recent SCC Decisions

Credit to the team at Supreme Advocacy Leaves Granted Criminal Law: Second Degree Murder; Self-Defence Hodgson v. R., 2022 NUCA 9 (40498)Mr. Hodgson was charged with second degree murder following a death at a house party. The victim, a large man, had become aggressive towards the house owner and refused to leave. Mr. Hodgson, who …

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Dealing with a Sexual Assault Charge

Steps to Take After Being Charged with Sexual Assault

Defining Sexual Assault Sexual assault, as per Section 271 of the Criminal Code, encompasses all forms of non-consensual sexual contact or behavior. It involves engaging in any sexual acts without the explicit agreement of the other person involved. This definition is not limited to specific body parts but rather centers around sexual actions that …

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Updates from the SCC - Criminal Law

April 2023: Recent SCC Decisions

Credit to the team at Supreme Advocacy Leaves Dismissed Criminal Law: Fraud; Forgery Khan v. R., 2022 ONCA 698 (40490)The Applicant was charged with numerous offences, including forgery and fraud over $5K. The forgery charges arose from a fake identification card business. The fraud charges arose from an allegation of income tax evasion in the years 2005 …

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Updates from the SCC - Criminal Law

March 2023: Recent SCC Decisions

Credit to the team at Supreme Advocacy Leaves Granted Criminal Law/Media: Confidentiality Orders Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, et al. v. R., 2022 QCCA 984 (40371)There is a publication ban in this case; a sealing order; certain information not available to the public, in the context of staying criminal proceedings against a police informer. “The applications for leave to …

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Sexual Assault - Mistaken Belief in Consent

Sexual Assault: Understanding the Mistaken Belief in Consent

Sexual assault is defined under section 271 of the Canadian Criminal Code as any form of unwelcome sexual contact or activity carried out without consent. It is not contingent upon specific bodily contact, but rather on any sexually oriented act that violates the victim’s sexual autonomy. It is advisable to speak to a sexual …

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How to Find the Right Lawyer For Your Impaired Driving Charge

Being charged with impaired driving is a grave matter that can result in long-term consequences, including substantial fines, licence suspensions, and even imprisonment. Immediate Steps to Take After Being Charged with Impaired Driving It is vital to stay composed and respectful when interacting with law enforcement officers in this stressful situation. Refrain from arguing …

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Canada’s Ignition Interlock Program: A Guide for DUI Offenders

Impaired driving continues to be a major issue in Canada, resulting in numerous accidents, injuries, and fatalities each year. To address this problem, provincial governments have established Ignition Interlock Programs to improve road safety and reduce alcohol-related driving incidents. This allows individuals to maintain their employment and manage personal and family responsibilities that require …

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Comparing Drugged and Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly endangers public safety. Although drunk driving has been the focus of public awareness campaigns for years, drugged driving has received comparatively less attention. Statistics Canada data reveals that in 2019, there were 6,453 reported drug-impaired driving cases, accounting for 8% of all impaired …

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How to Challenge Charges of Drunk or Impaired Driving in Canada: A Guide

Being charged with drunk or impaired driving can have serious consequences for your life, career, and personal relationships. In Canada, these offences are legally referred to as “impaired driving” and “driving over 80.” It is essential to understand the legal process and the defence strategies available to you to challenge these types of allegations.  …

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