Penalties for juvenile offenders

Juveniles aged 12 to 17 who commit an offence are penalised under juvenile criminal law. The court may also apply juvenile criminal law to adults aged 18 to 22 years. No prosecution of children under 12 Children under the age of 12 cannot be prosecuted. If a child commits a minor offence, for instance theft or vandalism, the police will talk […]

What is sexually harassed at work?

Sexual Harassment It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s […]

Mississauga Murder & Manslaughter Lawyer

Manslaughter is an unlawful killing that doesn’t involve malice aforethought—intent to seriously harm or kill, or extreme, reckless disregard for life. The absence of malice aforethought means that manslaughter involves less moral blame than either first or second degree murder. (But plenty argue that some instances of felony murder, a form of first degree murder, involve less blameworthiness than some instances […]

How long does it take to process a bail bond?

When someone has been arrested, they are usually quick to look for ways in which they can be released when they are waiting for trials. Bail bonds are the most commonly used ways of ensuring that a release of someone from jail is made possible. There is usually a preliminary hearing that usually takes place before the bail is issued which allows the defendant […]

What is the age limit for juvenile?

When children commit crimes, whether it’s shoplifting or assault and battery, their cases are typically heard in juvenile court, where the emphasis is on counseling and rehabilitation versus hard time. The common belief is that juveniles still have a lot of time to mature and become functioning members of society, along with concerns that adult prisons are no place for a minor. […]

The Differences Between Theft and Robbery

The crimes of theft and robbery can easily be confused because both involve taking someone else’s money or property. However, while theft and robbery share some characteristics, the offenses are quite different. Robbery differs from theft primarily in that it involves force or intimidation to take property from another person. It is the use of force that makes robbery, in […]

Protect yourself from Gang violence

The Justice Department is at it again; promoting themselves in the mass media attempting to convince us we are safe. This time they are grandstanding a few arrests of alleged gang members. MS-13 is recruiting over 300 people per week in cities across Canada. Recently the Justice Department held a huge press conference, claiming that in a two-week period they arrested 582 […]

Penalties For Juvenile Offenders

The possible penalties that a juvenile offender may receive usually depend on the age of the individual and if the court will try him or her as a juvenile or an adult. The factors may specifically rely on the severity of the crime and all elements of the offense to include the injury or death of the victim involved in […]