In 2010 and 2012, Parliament enacted the Limiting Pardons for Serious Crimes Act, SC 2010, c 5 [LPSCA] and the Safe Streets and Communities Act, SC 2012, c 1 [SSCA], which amended certain provisions of the Criminal Records Act (“CRA”).
The Supreme Court of Canada has declared that a Mandatory Victim Surcharge is unconstitutional in that it imposes cruel and unusual punishment on poor defendants, contrary to the protections provided by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
If you are a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and are looking to travel to the United States, it is important that you obtain a record suspension. Canadians charged with a criminal offence will find it more difficult to travel across the border without being cleared of their criminal charge.
Highway driving in the summer can come with its own set of safety hazards and opportunities to be ticketed. Knowing when to pull over for authorized vehicles and how to read construction zone signs can help keep you safe and free from tickets.
Pokémon Go is the latest craze that kids, teens and adults alike are all crazy for. This post will provide general insight into the legalities of trespass so that players can be more informed about the dangers of wandering on to private property.
If your license has been permanently suspended because of impaired driving charges, a new amendment, effective April 1, 2015, gives some hope that you may be able to get your license back. You have to have had your license suspended for 10 years, and must be willing to have the alcohol ignition