If you are being investigated or under suspicion for sexual assault (or any other criminal charge) - read this blog. This article will examine a sexual assault investigation and how you, the suspect can protect your rights and freedoms. "The Ontario Provincial Police...
A British Columbia couple convicted of terrorism charges have had their verdicts tossed out in a court decision that criticized the investigators for their "egregious" conduct in manipulating naive suspects into carrying out a police-manufactured crime. In R. v....
Police officers are tasked with protecting our community. They are entrusted with special authority to conduct their duties and their authority hinges on the public's confidence that they will do so to the best of their ability and within the limits of the law. For...
In Ottawa, the owner of a dog can be charged when his or her dog bites a person or a domestic animal. Section 27 of the Ottawa Bylaw No. 2003-77 [Bylaw] indicates that; "No owner of a dog shall permit the dog to bite or attack without provocation a person or domestic...
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain rights to anyone arrested, or detained, by police in Canada. These are particularly important to know when arrested for a drinking and driving offence. These rights include: To be told why you are being detained...
While everyone has the right to speak to lawyer when arrested as guaranteed by section 10(b) of the Charter, youths under the YCJA have further rights. Youths, as defined by law, are anyone between the ages of 12 to 18. Anyone under the age of 12 is not governed by...
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