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The Offence of Careless Use of a Firearm

Whether it be a deliberate shot taken at a mistaken target during a hunting trip or an accidental discharge while handling a gun at home, your actions can lead to a criminal charge. The offence of careless use of a firearm can be found in subsection 86(1) of the...

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The Offence of Murder

Section 229 of the Criminal Code defines the crime of murder.  The offence is established if the Crown proves beyond a reasonable doubt that: the accused caused the person's death that the death was caused by an unlawful act; and the accused had the requisite...

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