Liberty Law Blog

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 Convicted of 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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The Police are Asking for my DNA

What if the police approach you, and ask for a sample of your DNA? What if they ask for a DNA sample (spit, blood, etc.) because the police say that your name came up in an investigation?

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New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws

As of October 17, 2018, marijuana or cannabis is now legal in Canada. In anticipation of the legalization of marijuana, new laws were put in place on June 21, 2018 in relation to driving whil

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