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2017 Tuesday, January 17,

Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

By |2017-04-06T12:10:16-04:00January 17th, 2017|

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man [...]

2016 Thursday, June 30,

What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?

By |2019-06-26T09:22:06-04:00June 30th, 2016|

What is a conditional discharge or absolute discharge? A common question that arises in criminal law proceedings is "What is a conditional discharge?" or "What is an absolute discharge?" It is also followed by the [...]

2011 Tuesday, April 19,

What’s the difference between an indictable and summary conviction offence in Canadian law?

By |2018-04-13T08:59:29-04:00April 19th, 2011|

The difference between summary and indictable offences in Canada. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, there are three types of offences: summary conviction offences, indictable offences, and those offences where the Crown may [...]