What is considered an illegal weapon?

What are Illegal Firearms? “Illegal firearms” can mean two different things: Obtaining firearms illegally – For example, if you buy guns off the back of a van in an alley, most likely it is an illegal firearm. Even obtaining or selling a legal firearm in an illegal manner makes the firearm illegal. Certain weapons cannot be possessed legally no matter what. What Types […]

What is domestic violence and its causes?

Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone; can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another or others. Domestic Violence includes: Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, […]

What Are White Collar Crimes And Their Examples?

White collar crime is a broad legal term that encompasses various types of criminal offenses that are non-violent in nature, and usually involve fraud and illegal business or financial transactions. Bank fraud, credit card fraud, social security fraud, identity theft, money laundering, counterfeiting, insider trading, identity theft and forgery are examples of white collar crimes. These crimes are prosecuted seriously by […]

What are the different types of theft?

Larceny / Theft Simple theft (also known as larceny) is a type of crime that involves unlawfully taking or using property that belongs to another person or entity. There are many different flavors of theft charges in most jurisdictions, ranging from misdemeanor shoplifting to grand theft. Typically, they all have the same basic elements (i.e., unlawfully taking property that belongs to another […]

Factors to Consider When Buying a Firearm

One of the most lucrative business in Ontario today is the firearms business. Not only because Americans have always been obsessed with guns but because with this business you know you will have returning customers. People who buy firearms also need ammo and other gun parts or materials, so they will return to your gun store if you treat them as professionally as […]

Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug […]

Types Of Theft: Petty Theft, Grand Theft, And More

Theft is a crime that sometimes goes by the title “larceny.” In general, the crime occurs when someone takes and carries away someone else’s property without permission and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of it. Statutes establish different kinds of theft crimes. Perhaps the most basic distinction between types of theft has to do with petty theft and […]

What is impaired driving? What is DUI?

Impaired driving is a criminal offence pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. The offence occurs when a driver operates a vehicle while his or her ability to do so is impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs. DUI (or driving under the influence) is simply a colloquial term for the same offence. A distinct but related offence is “driving […]

What’s the difference between homicide, murder and manslaughter?

People are often confused by the terms homicide, murder and manslaughter.  When reading the newspaper, they wonder why one defendant gets life for murder, while another person gets probation for manslaughter, which, in a way, sounds worse than murder.  It even gets more confusing when people are confronted with terms like felony murder.  After all, aren’t all murders felonies? Here is […]

What are the different types of weapon offences?

Have you been accused of committing a weapons offence? What are the possible consequences of a conviction under Canada law? The possession of an offensive weapon is an extremely serious offence which normally carries a term of imprisonment. The maximum sentence which can be handed down in the magistrates’ court is 6 months imprisonment and/or a fine (for a single offence). At […]