An arrest for drunk driving in Canada is no joke. Alcohol inhibits a person’s ability to think and act rationally, and, when combined with driving, often causes catastrophic auto accidents.
An Appeal is something people do when they lose a case. In order to have a right to appeal, there must be a law that says you have a right to appeal.
Judicial interim release hearings, also known as “bail hearings” or show-cause hearings are hearings where a person detained pending a determination of their case, is given an opportunity to be released.
It is difficult because you will quickly find out that the weight of the government is upon you including a police force, a Crown Attorney’s office and numerous conditions to meet, dates to attend, and things to do imposed by the Court.
Seek a free consultation with David Anber on dangerous driving, careless driving & other serious driving offences.
Canada takes drug crimes seriously. Most drug charges carry a minimum sentence and, if you are convicted, you could face jail time. Further, drug crimes carry a stigma. As a result of a conviction, you may have trouble finding future employment or pursuing other educational or professional opportunities.
People often come into our office saying “oh it’s nothing, this is my first offence, why do I need to pay for a lawyer?” Many people do not realize that offences against the justice system are treated very seriously, even for first time offenders.
Every human being is, at one point or another in his or her life, tempted to do something dishonest. Generally honest people have been known to give in to the temptation. This can often result in charges being laid for theft, fraud, mischief, or other property crimes.
A Provincial Offence is a “decriminalized” or non-criminalized offence. If proven, it is considered “breaking the law” but it does not result in a criminal record, per se.
Many areas of our day to day life involve regulation from the government. The most common example is driving; a person needs a drivers licence to drive and to get and keep a licence there are hoops to jump through and rules to follow.
Violent crimes are penalized swiftly and harshly by the Canadian criminal justice system. If you are accused of assault, domestic violence, or even murder — you will not receive lenient sentencing.
Sex crimes are the most heinous offences in Canada. If you are accused of a sex crime in Ottawa, your reputation and freedom are on the line and you need to act quickly to protect your future.