If you are charged with a criminal offence in Ottawa, it helps to know what to expect from the Ontario criminal justice process. While the circumstances of every case are different, most criminal charges follow the same basic pre-trial and trial processes. Following is an overview of the main steps you will encounter. The details of your case will dictate the exact process but the following information provides a good idea of what is around the corner if you or a loved one faces a criminal trial. Before your Ottawa criminal trial date Ideally, you will have engaged [...]
Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in Ontario If your licence has been suspended in Ontario, you have already committed a traffic offence. By continuing to drive without a valid driver’s licence, you are committing another one. Not surprisingly, then, the penalties you face will be harsher than the initial penalty and you can expect your driving ban to be extended. But what exactly are the penalties for driving under suspension? Are there valid defences for the offence? And how do you go about getting your licence reinstated in Ontario after a suspension? What is suspended driving in [...]
How to Prevent Forfeiting Your Guns at a Firearm Hearings If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Canada, you may need to defend your right to retain your firearms at a firearms hearing or face forfeiting them to the government. This may even apply if you have been charged with a non-firearms offence where the bail conditions stipulate that you must hand over your firearms to the police until your case is resolved. Even if your particular case is dismissed or you are acquitted at trial, you may not simply be able to go and collect your [...]
Drug Charge Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Ontario You are probably already aware that charges for drug possession, production, and trafficking in Ontario carry serious consequences. But did you know that some drug charges carry mandatory minimum sentences? This means that, regardless of the circumstances, if you are convicted of the offence, the judge will be compelled to impose a jail sentence. Since the passing of the Safe Streets & Communities Act in 2012, mandatory minimum penalties have applied to the following serious drug offences in Canada: Drug production Drug trafficking Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking Drug possession [...]
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This article, written by Solomon Friedman, originally appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on February 1, 2014. On Dec. 14, 1955, Nancy Parker was brutally murdered in her home in Lincoln, Neb. Her hands and feet were bound. Her face was badly bruised. There was a single cord tied around her slender neck. Later, a forensic examination would reveal that Nancy Parker had been beaten, sexually assaulted then strangled. Nancy’s husband, Darrell, had come home on his lunch break from his job as city forester, he told police, when he came upon the gruesome scene in the master bedroom. Suspicion quickly [...]
Conspiracy to traffic 10+ kg cocaine
Impaired driving, Over 80
Possession of a prohibited firearm with readily accessible ammunition
Child pornography cases
Possession and importation of child pornography
Domestic Assault Charges
Domestic assault causing bodily harm
Fraud/White collar charges
All Charges Were Stayed
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