What are the possible outcomes to criminal charges?

What are the possible outcomes to criminal charges?

November 19, 2020

Many people accused of a crime have no idea what the possible outcomes could be to the accusation. That kind of uncertainty can be very scary, apart from the basic fear of punishment or collateral consequences (e.g. employment) that comes with being prosecuted. Below is the full list of outcomes in the Canadian criminal system. … Read More

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Can I look up criminal cases online in BC?

Can I look up criminal cases online in BC?

September 9, 2020

In BC, we have an online system that tracks criminal and traffic cases in provincial court. It also tracks superior court civil cases and appeal cases. You can find this by Googling “Court Services Online”. For criminal cases, click on “search traffic/criminal” then enter the name of the person you want to search. What information … Read More

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The police took my stuff, can I get it back?

The police took my stuff, can I get it back?

August 14, 2020

When the police suspect someone of criminal activity, it’s common for them to obtain search warrants to search the suspect’s home, car, or other storage sites. When they do this, they’ll often seize many items. Sometimes, the suspect doesn’t get charged with a crime, or at least they’re not charged yet but the police are … Read More

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Who is the best criminal lawyer in BC?

Who is the best criminal lawyer in BC?

August 13, 2020

The question “who is the best criminal lawyer?” is one that anybody accused of a crime would want to know the answer to. Unfortunately, there’s no easy and simple answer to the question. It’s a bit like asking “who’s the best hairstylist in town?”. There’s definitely bad hairstylists and good ones, but there’s too many … Read More

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I’ve Been Accused of a Crime. Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

I’ve Been Accused of a Crime. Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

January 31, 2020

Anyone who is accused of a criminal offence has the choice of either hiring a criminal defence lawyer, or of representing themselves. Most people choose to hire a lawyer, but some choose not to. The reasons a person might choose to represent themselves are varied, and might include one or more of the following: They … Read More

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Maybe Human Rights Tribunals Aren’t So Crazy After All

Maybe Human Rights Tribunals Aren’t So Crazy After All

January 12, 2020

In 2016, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson became embroiled in a controversy because he publicly proclaimed that he wouldn’t use his students’ preferred pronouns. The issue of preferred pronouns has become more important lately, especially for predominantly progressive university students, as it’s considered a part of improving lives for gender non-conforming people. At … Read More

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How Jian Ghomeshi Changed Canadian Criminal Law

How Jian Ghomeshi Changed Canadian Criminal Law

January 11, 2020

Background Jian Ghomeshi was the popular host of the CBC Radio One show Q. He became embroiled in a series of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment which culminated in a high-profile sexual assault trial. For most Canadians, the story began in October of 2014, when Ghomeshi wrote a lengthy Facebook post explaining that … Read More

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