As many times as we have heard the words on TV, few people understand their right to remain silent when being questioned by police. One recent story illustrates why it is so important to know, understand, and exercise this right. An attorney representing a man who was accused the fatal shooting and dismembering of a…

Traveling is already a stressful. However, if you are stressed out even more because you have a criminal history, you may have a problem being allowed to enter another country. If you have a criminal record, most countries will have border officers decide whether or not you should be allowed in. This can put a…

Out of the thirty-five million persons composing Canada’s population, almost ten percent have accrued criminal records of some kind. Any such person may apply for a criminal pardon – also known as a record suspension – in order to get their personal lives back on course; however, the fee that such a person must pay…

Knowing what to expect during your first appearance in criminal court can put you at ease and help you to be fully prepared. To know what to expect, read the following information. To get legal advice, contact a lawyer. The contact information for a reputable criminal lawyer can be found at the end of this…

At long last, the federal government of Canada is starting to wage war on its zombie laws, and that could have important implications for individuals facing prosecution due to the improper use of a zombie law. What Are Zombie Laws? A zombie law is a code, that while still on the books and technically valid,…

During the week of April 10th, the Canadian Liberal government is going to announce legislation that will make marijuana legal in Canada starting July 1, 2018. The legislation follows a recommendation made by the federally appointed task force led by Justice Minister Anne McLellan. A senior government official who spoke under anonymity confirmed that Bill…

When someone does not get bail when they are charged with a crime, they are ordered by the judge to be detained in custody. For every day spent in pre-trial custody the accused will usually be given credit for his/her days in custody at a rate of 1.5 for every one day spent in custody….

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