Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving The Criminal Code penalties have increased during my career from a minimum $50 fine and a three month driving prohibition to a minimum fine of $1,000 and a one year driving prohibition. On the provincial side the sanctions have developed to the point...
White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime White collar crime is not a category of offences defined in the Criminal Code. It is a term used primarily to describe offences occurring in the business, financial and government sectors. The principal white collar crimes involved in the business...
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Charges of assault, threats and harassment are the ones which commonly arise out of domestic disputes or relationships gone bad. Most cases of Domestic violence involve offences committed by one spouse against the other but occasionally parents are...
Assault

Assault

Assault The Criminal Code defines simple assault as the intentional application of force to another person without their consent. What many are surprised to learn is that an attempt or threat, by means of a gesture, to apply force to another person also constitutes an...
Theft and Fraud

Theft and Fraud

Theft and Fraud Theft and fraud are closely related offences whose essential characteristic is acquiring property or value dishonestly but without recourse to violence. These are two of the most common crimes and there is an extensive body of legislation and case law,...