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  • Understanding Aggravating Factors

    Even after defending yourself during a trial, you must still navigate the sentencing process. During this process, attorneys negotiate with the Crown or Court to come to an agreement or sentence. Both mitigating and aggravating factors are considered when preparing a criminal sentence. You may have … Read more »

  • Alternatives To Jail & Prison 

    As the Canadian Justice System has progressed over time, it has produced more and more alternatives to prison sentences. However, with all the options available, it can be grueling to understand which alternative can apply to you. The crime committed may sway over the official sentence, and your def … Read more »

  • Impacts Of A Felony On Your Life

    A felony charge is considered more severe than a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or for life. Even if you spend a short time in prison, that charge will stay on your permanent record for the rest of your days. There are many ways that it can impact your day-to-da … Read more »

  • Comparing Private, Public, & Self-Representation In Defence

    If you’ve recently been arrested and your court date is approaching, you have three choices: You are allowed to hire your own private criminal defence lawyer, you may have a defence lawyer assigned to you if you’re unable to afford to hire one, or you have the option of representing yourself in a co … Read more »

  • How Jury Members Are Picked In Manitoba

    Juries are an essential aspect of many court trials. You may have learned about them in films, television, novels, and so on. Trial by jury is one of the keystones of the legal system in Manitoba. You will often see a jury on specific trials, such as criminal cases, defamation, false imprisonment, m … Read more »