Pleading Guilty

Pleading Guilty

Guilty Plea Clients often ask me if they should enter a guilty plea.  That question should be decided by the client and only the client.  An accused before the court should never feel pressure or duress to enter a guilty plea.  The law gives everyone a right to a...
SENTENCING PRINCIPLES – Section 718 Criminal Code

SENTENCING PRINCIPLES – Section 718 Criminal Code

What is the Fundamental Principle of Sentencing? The Criminal Code states that the fundamental principle, or guiding rule, of sentencing is that “[a] sentence must be proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the degree of responsibility of the offender.” This...
ARSON – Section 433 Criminal Code

ARSON – Section 433 Criminal Code

There are many different types of acts that can fall under the category of arson.  A person who deliberately or negligently causes damage, by fire or explosion, to real estate or other tangible property can be convicted of this offence. This is the case even if they...
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