By

Dan Murphy
Paul Bernardo, infamous serial killer, and rapist was recently denied for parole again for the second time in three years. Despite being handed a life sentence in 1993 he has been eligible to apply for parole in one form or another since 2008. So, what does it mean to be sentenced for life if you...
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Each year approximately 20% of Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness and by age 40 half of Canadians will have or have had a mental illness. What happens when a person suffering from a mental illness is incapable of controlling their actions and commits a crime? Our criminal code takes steps to protect...
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Many people are shocked when they are charged with uttering threats by the police, but in Canada, uttering threats is a criminal offense that can result in a criminal record and even a maximum five-year jail sentence. What is the definition of a threat? The definition of uttering threats is found in the Criminal Code...
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The Supreme Court of Canada released their decision on the case of R v Ahmad on May 29, 2020. The case upheld and crystalized the existing legal test and clarified some issues about how the test is to be used in dial-a-dope operations. Although there isn’t much in the decision that can be considered “new...
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If you have been charged with an offence and you believe that excessive force was used against you during your arrest, you should document any injuries you received and what steps you took to treat them.
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