I’ve been charged with domestic assault but my spouse doesn’t want to proceed with the charge. Will they drop my charge now?

Police and Crown Attorneys treat domestic allegations differently than other allegations due to the unfortunate history of domestic violence in Canada. To be considered a domestic matter, the complainant could be your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, or an ex. Even if the complainant is not supportive of the charge against you, only the Crown has the discretion …
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I’ve heard so much in the news lately about the legalization of marijuana. Is it legal for me to buy and sell marijuana now?

Even though marijuana dispensaries are popping up in cities across Canada, they are not authorized by law and are operating illegally. Only licensed producers are legally allowed to sell marijuana in Canada. In order to become a licensed producer, one needs to apply and be approved by the government. There are approximately thirty licensed producers …
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There is a warrant out for my arrest. What should I do?

If a warrant has been issued for you, it means the police have reasonable and probable grounds to believe that you have committed an offence. A warrant could issue for several reasons including if you ignored a subpoena to come to court, if you failed to show up for court as stipulated on a promise …
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Does a pardon ensure that I will be able to cross the U.S. border?

A pardon, more accurately referred to as a record suspension, keeps the judicial record of your conviction(s) separate and apart from other criminal records. It removes all information about your conviction(s) from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database and means that your conviction(s) will not show up on a regular criminal record check. Although …
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