Liberty Law Blog


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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How Delays In The Court System May Impact Your Rights

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, you are undoubtedly aware that dealing with criminal charges can be a lengthy process.

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Self Defence: How Does It Work?

WHAT IS SELF-DEFENCE? Self-defence is a well-known defence in Canadian law justifying the use of force to repel an attack. It is an ancient common law that was incorporated into the first Can

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What Constitutes a Weapon?

What Constitutes A Weapon under the Criminal Code? Many individuals and police alike assume that everyday hunting, working, or collectors’ knives and other objects automatically qualify as “w

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Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle

Read this article from our professional law firm to learn more about care or control of a motor vehicle and how it could affect you behind the wheel.

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How The Police Can Use Your DNA Against You

When the police come across a crime scene, whether there has been a murder, break and enter, or any other crime, they often come across a scene littered with forensic evidence. If the police

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