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  • What is a Joint Recommendation?

    A joint recommendation, or joint submission, is an agreement between the Crown Attorney and Defence Counsel to recommendation a particular sentence to the judge in exchange for the accused entering a guilty plea. The joint recommendation is made in consideration of the gravity of the offence, the st … Read more »

  • What is the difference between first degree murder, second degree murder and manslaughter?

    A person commits homicide when, directly or indirectly, by any means, he causes the death of a human being. There is culpable homicide and non-culpable homicide. Fist degree murder, second degree murder and manslaughter are all forms of culpable homicide. The Criminal Code of Canada defines culpable … Read more »

  • What is Solicitor-Client Privilege?

    Solicitor-client privilege is a legal doctrine that protects written and oral communications made in confidence between a lawyer and their client for the purpose of obtaining legal advice. “While in Canada we refer to this protection as solicitor-client privilege, it is referred to differently in ot … Read more »

  • What is Hearsay?

    In court during a trial or preliminary inquiry, a lawyer may object to a line of questioning by asserting the answer is hearsay. Hearsay is a term used when describing the nature of the testimony. It is any out-of-court, second hand statement being tendered for the truth of its content. […] The post … Read more »

  • How is a Firearm Defined Under the Criminal Code of Canada?

    Firearm offences are among the most serious charges in the Criminal Code. But what is a firearm? How does the Crown prove that a device is a firearm? And how does that affect what charges are going to be laid? This video provides a quick summary, but for a fuller […] The post How is a Firearm Define … Read more »