Areas of Practice

Bail Hearings

A bail hearing is a procedure where a judge or a justice of the peace determines whether a person charged with an offence should be released or held in custody pending trial. Read More

Charter of Rights

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (French: La Charte canadienne des droits et libertés), in Canada often simply the Charter, is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada. It forms the first part of the Constitution Act, 1982. Read More

Domestic Violence

violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.

Sexual Offences

a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault" sex crime, sexual abuse, sexual assault. Read More

Drugs & Controlled Substances

A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government, such as illicitly used drugs or prescription medications that are designated a Controlled Drug. Read More

Young Offenders

The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA, in French Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents) is a Canadian statute, which came into effect on April 1, 2003. It covers the prosecution of youths for criminal offences. Read More

Drinking & Driving

driving under the influence (DUI) n. commonly called "drunk driving," it refers to operating a motor vehicle while one's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. Read More

Financial Crimes

Financial crimes are crimes against property, involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one's own personal use and benefit.

Fraud

wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Read More

Regulatory Offences

A regulatory offence or quasi-criminal offence is a class of crime in which the standard for proving culpability has been lowered so a mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") element is not required.

Sentencing

Declare the punishment decided for (an offender). Read More

Tax Evasion

The illegal nonpayment or underpayment of tax.

Weapons Offences

Weapons Offences are charges that relate to the illegal use or possession of items that fit the definition of a 'weapon' as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. Firearm Offences are a subset of weapons offences that refer to allegations of improper use or possession of a gun. Read More