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What is drug trafficking in Canada?

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What is considered trafficking? Trafficking is a serious offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. According to the Act, trafficking in respect of an illegal drug, means: “(a) to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver the substance, (b) to sell an authorization to obtain the substance, or (c) to offer to do anything mentioned […]

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Find the Best Domestic Assault Lawyer in Hamilton

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A domestic violence complaint can certainly result from a real act of violence involving spouses or two people who are in a relationship, but they are also often false accusations. While the allegation may have arisen out of a moment of anger or a misunderstanding, the police take these matters very seriously and will almost […]

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What is the Youth Criminal Justice Act?

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Young people have rights and responsibilities when it comes to dealing with the police and breaking the law. A crime is an act that breaks one of Canada’s criminal laws. A crime is sometimes called “an offence”. For example, if someone robs a bank, they have committed the crime of robbery, which is an offence […]

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What is rape and sexual assault?

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Rape or sexual assault is a serious crime. Find out more below about rape and sexual assault, what constitutes consent, and some of the common myths around rape, sexual assault and reporting these offences. Rape and sexual assault All rape and sexual assault is serious. The terms rape and ‘sexual assault’ are used simply to […]

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Tips to avoid drinking and driving

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How can you help prevent drinking and driving? Plenty of people know that drinking and driving don’t mix — but many still do it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day. And arrest doesn’t typically mark the first time a person drives under the […]

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Drug Defence Lawyer in Hamilton

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It may be tempting to represent yourself on a minor drug charge, but you should reconsider. Convictions for the production, trafficking, and possession of drugs fall under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CSDA). Even a minor CSDA conviction can have serious, enduring consequences on your life. A criminal record for drugs can impact many […]

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Theft under $5000 & Charges

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What to Do When Charged with Theft Under $5000 in Hamilton. Charges of this sort of theft are common; roughly 50,00 people in Canada are charged with theft under $5000 each year. Thefts at this level can include shoplifting, other types of retail theft, theft from an employer or other situations. However, a charge of theft, even […]

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What is the Minimum Sentence for Sexual Assault in Canada?

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It is important to know from the very start what kind of sexual assault you are charged with. The type of sexual assault you are charged with will change the minimum possible sentence. Some crimes are considered sexual, but they are not technically sexual assault. An example of this would be invitation to sexual touching, […]

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What is the definition of sexual assault?

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What is the Criminal Code of Canada’s definition of sexual assault? Section 265 of the Criminal Code of Canada outlines the offences of assault and sexual assault as follows: A person commits an “assault” when: (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly; (b) he attempts or […]

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