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Sex Crimes – Further Reading

SOIRA - Sexual Offender Information Registry Act Due Process Must Always Trump Victims’ Rights in Sexual Assault Cases Why Did Jian Ghomeshi Have His Sexual Assault Charge Dropped for a Peace Bond?

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Consent – Section 265 Criminal Code

Definition of Consent The most basic definition of consent is permission or agreement from one person to another person to have that other person do something that would otherwise be illegal.  This general definition applies to all situations.  Additionally, the law...

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POSSESSION – Section 4(3) Criminal Code

WHAT IS POSSESSION? Definition According to the law a person is in possession of something when she or he has it on their person or knowingly: has another person keeping it for him/her, or has it in a place for his or another person’s benefit. The law also states that...

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ASSAULT – Section 265 Criminal Code

Assault - Section 266 of the Criminal Code An assault is any intentional application of force to a person without the consent of that person. Attempting to apply force can also be considered an assault as well as aggressively approaching or impeding someone or begging...

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Domestic Violence Charges

There is no part of the criminal code that creates an offence of domestic violence. However, if you are faced with domestic violence charges, the courts, police and prosecutors take a very strict approach. Because of the nature of the romantic relationship, domestic...

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MISCHIEF – Section 430 Criminal Code

Mischief (Criminal Code) is one of the most common domestic violence related charges that are laid. Mischief in this type of context usually involves damaging or interfering with the use of another person’s property.  Ordinarily, the courts do not take a very strict...

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Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) also known as the Partner Assault Response program (PAR) is a program that provides specialized group counseling to people who have been court ordered to attend due to criminal charges that involve domestic violence. The program...

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