“When clients seek my counsel in these situations, I typically go over the facts as to what the Crown is alleging and come up with a plan as to how we’ll proceed,” she says.
The #MeToo movement has seen many high-profile people fall from positions of power, with some facing criminal charges.
When clients first meet with her, often during a free initial consultation, Dostaler gives them all the same warning.
According to the Outaouais police force, the lack of drug recognition officers could cause logistical problems.
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Here I will explain the are key differences between paralegals and criminal defence lawyers in Ottawa. It is essential to understand these differences so you can make wise decisions in regards to the counsel
Turned allegations of sexual assault (from groping to rape) into a crime before the accused have had the opportunity to defend themselves in court.
The federal government is working hard to legalize marijuana. The Liberal Government had announced the legalization of cannabis would be finalized on Canada Day 2018, but this date still has not been confirmed.
When the police lay criminal charges of sexual assault, it’s like the world turns against the accused. Even if you are innocent until proven guilty, a charge of sexual assault is made public
Social media sites can be great educational and personal enjoyment tools when used correctly within acceptable parameters, and in most cases it is used in this way. However, with new technology comes new laws.
If you are convicted of theft under $5,000, the maximum penalties you would receive is a summary offence of a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisoned for up to six months. However, if you are a first offender your charges are likely be much less severe.