Archive for Criminal Law

Consequences of a Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving: An individual may be convicted of dangerous driving if he drives a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public depending on the circumstances. The driving must be objectively dangerous, that is to say, one…

Bill on Prostitution 

Bill on Prostitution  Since December 2014, the government, through Bill C-36 – Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act has decriminalized the act, but has criminalized the purchase of this service.  This follows a ruling by the Supreme Court of…

Criminal Harassment 

Criminal Harassment  Section 264 of the Criminal Code  What is Criminal Harassment? According to the Criminal Code, criminal harassment is acting towards someone or saying something to someone in such a way that they feel harassed or frightened for their…

Youth Offenders

Youth Offenders Charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1)   Extrajudicial Sanctions  In order to consider the young age of offenders and in a spirit of social reintegration, the Youth Criminal Justice…

Mischief

Mischief Mischief is provided for in section 430 of the Criminal Code.  What is Mischief? According to the Criminal Code, a person who destroys, deteriorates or renders something dangerous may be accused of mischief.   Additionally, a person who prevents another…

Theft and Possession of Stolen Goods

Simple Theft, Robbery and Possession of Stolen Goods What is Theft? Theft is provided for in section 322 of the Criminal Code.  According to the Criminal Code, it is the act of taking a thing in which one has no…

FRAUD

Fraud Fraud is provided for in section 380 of the Criminal Code.  What is Fraud? According to the Criminal Code, a person who uses lies or deceit to fabricate a false document or to perform a service could be accused…

Drinking and driving – DUI

Charge for Driving while under the Influence of Alcohol Section 320.14 of the Criminal Code  In the event of an infraction, the driver’s license is immediately suspended for 90 days. Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol vs. Impaired Capacities…

How to prepare to SAAQ summary assessment

What is SAAQ Summary Assessment? Following criminal charges for impaired driving, Société de l’Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ) will automatically suspend your license for a period of 90 days. During this suspension, it is possible that they requires you to submit to…

Criminal Assault

Assault Sections 264.1 to 269 of the Criminal Code What is an Assault ? If a person uses or attempts to use force against another person who has not consented, they could be charged with assault under the Criminal Code….