Liberty Law Blog

Should I Plead “NCR”

Should I Plead “NCR” (Not Criminally Responsible) and What Happens if I Do?

Many individuals who are charged with a criminal offence are afflicted with some type of mental illness.

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What happens if I breach my CSO?

What happens if I breach my CSO?

If you are sentenced to a conditional sentence order (CSO) there are typically several strict conditions you will need to follow. It is always important to understand the conditions of your CSO.

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disclosures

What is “Disclosure” in Criminal Matters?

If a person has been charged with a criminal offence, one of the first things that a judge will ask you is whether you have received your “disclosure” from the Crown.

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I am Being Investigated for a Crime

I am Being Investigated for a Crime

Finding out you are being investigated for a crime can be an extremely stressful experience and you should not do it alone.

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life imprisonment conviction

I’ve Been Sentenced to Life Imprisonment: Now What?

In Canada, both first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder come with mandatory minimums of life imprisonment. This means that if you are convicted of either of these offences, the judge must impose a sentence of life imprisonment on you.

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criminal appeals

Criminal Appeals: Why Getting it Right the First Time Matters

Have you been wrongfully convicted of a criminal offence? Are you unsatisfied with the result achieved at trial? You are not without options.

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Impaired Driving licence dui

Impaired Driving Charges and License Suspensions: How Can I get my License back if I’m charged with an Impaired Driving Offence?

In 2018, significant changes to the law of impaired driving were made. Changes were made to the Federal Criminal Code and to the Provincial Traffic Safety Act.

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Sentencing

Sentencing and the Role of Defence Counsel

Once you have been charged with a criminal offence you have, essentially, two choices as to how to proceed: you can go to trial or plead guilty.

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Peace Bonds

In Canada, a peace bond is an order from the court that requires a person to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and observe any other conditions imposed by the court.

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Changes to Canada’s Impaired Driving Laws

Changes to Canada’s Impaired Driving Laws

On December 18, 2018, Parliament made sweeping new changes to Canada’s impaired driving laws. Some of the more significant legislative changes are outlined

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