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Does drug addiction cause more crime?

Does drug addiction cause more crime?

    As a whole, the Canadian justice system is very fair. The accused enjoy the right to be present and be heard in court, the right to remain silent, and the right to representation by legal counsel. That last right is one of the most important rights of...

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Why You Should Hire a Kelowna Criminal Defense Attorney

Why You Should Hire a Kelowna Criminal Defense Attorney

    As a whole, the Canadian justice system is very fair. The accused enjoy the right to be present and be heard in court, the right to remain silent, and the right to representation by legal counsel. That last right is one of the most important rights of...

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Understanding Your Rights at a Roadblock

Understanding Your Rights at a Roadblock

    Roadblocks are a tool commonly used by the police in Canada to detect traffic infractions and alcohol violations on a large scale. In most cases, drivers will see roadblocks set up on major roads on holiday weekends or late at night around the time when...

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Bad IRP Decision? What Can You Do About It?

Bad IRP Decision? What Can You Do About It?

    Bad IRP Decision? What Can You Do About It? Drivers who are caught driving under the influence by the police may receive an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) on driving. An IRP is a temporary driving suspension that prevents the recipient from driving...

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Understanding the different assault charges in Canada

Understanding the different assault charges in Canada

    Under Canadian federal criminal law, sexual assault crimes are treated very seriously. Along with murder, rape and sexual assault crimes carry some of the harshest criminal sentences under the law. That said, there are many different possible sentences...

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Will I go to jail for drunk driving in Kelowna?

Will I go to jail for drunk driving in Kelowna?

  One especially confusing portion of Canadian federal criminal law are the different classifications of assault charges. Under Canadian law, assault can mean many different things in many different contexts. If you have been charged with criminal assault, it is...

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What information is in a criminal record check?

What information is in a criminal record check?

    Under Canadian law, driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances can be a very serious crime. However, while criminal drunk driving charges can result in jail time, time behind bars is not always imposed. If you have been charged with drunk...

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Can You Appeal Your Sentence in British Columbia?

Can You Appeal Your Sentence in British Columbia?

    Due in large part to the #metoo and #timesup movements begun in the United States, accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault are increasing across the globe. In British Columbia, accusations of sexual harassment and assault are increasing in...

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