What are my rights when I’m arrested by the police?

When an accused person is arrested, the police must inform them of the reason for their arrest, their right to counsel of their choice, and their caution (or right to silence). After cautioning the accused, police may conduct an interview in the hopes of getting a confession or obtaining useful evidence against the accused. A …
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What is double jeopardy and how does it apply?

Under Canadian criminal law, you are not able to be convicted for multiple offences based on the same criminal act. This protection is found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms under section 11(h) – the right not to be tried again – which states that any person charged with an offence has the …
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Record Suspensions

Record Suspensions (formerly called “Pardons”) I believe in second chances and I very firmly believe that a past event or mistake should not be held against someone for the rest of their lives. Having a criminal record can affect earning potential, the ability to travel, eliminate the rewards of community volunteering, and can carry social …
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What exactly is a Paralegal and what can a Paralegal do to help me?

When I ask people what they think a paralegal is, many people conjure up an image of the character Rachel Zane in the USA Network legal drama “Suits”. Like Ms. Zane, many paralegals assist lawyers with drafting legal documents, research, and case preparation; however, in Ontario paralegals are highly educated legal professionals. Only in Ontario …
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