Many people have warrants issued for their arrest because they failed to attend court for one reason or another. At this time the Judge will issue what is often called a “bench warrant.” This authorizes the police to arrest you and bring you before a Judge.
Why would you voluntarily surrender?
Until the arrest warrant is dealt with the police can arrest you at any time, whether it be at home, work, or at your child’s little league game. Even a simple traffic stop can lead to you being arrested and taken to jail. If you are arrested on a weekday morning, you’ll likely be brought before a Judge that day. However, if you are arrested in the evening, you’ll have to wait until the next day; and if on the weekend, until the following Monday. Should you voluntarily surrender, often times you will be released on more favourable conditions than if the police caught up with you and arrested you.
The recent issues surrounding QuadrigaCX and the death of the company’s CEO, Gerald Cotten, is an important reminder that you should ensure your digital assets are included as part of your estate planning.
I’m sure I was not the only one who spent a few minutes this weekend listening to the radio documentary “The Mamas and the Papas: How two Ottawa couples became co-parents ” on the CBC’s The Sunday Edition or reading the accompanying article online.
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.
When purchasing a new home, it is important to note that some lots have restrictive covenants that apply to them. Restrictive covenants are rules that govern the use of the lot and other lots in the subdivision.