Many crime shows on television are packaged up as smooth true-life stories, but while it's presented nice, it's far from the reality of real criminal cases. If you've been charged with a crime, you may rely on your viewing of crime shows to gain knowledge on the process. Unfortunately, this may lead to many false pretenses and misconceptions about your case process. As you seek out a criminal defense lawyer, you should understand five different misconceptions about the process and ways it is projected on TV.
24 February 2016
Tax evasion, embezzlement, insider trading - these are all examples of what criminal defense lawyers call white collar crime. While you might think that it's easier to win cases involving these kinds of crimes because there aren't any clear victims to win the jury's heart, the vast majority of successful defenses still end in plea-bargains and reduced sentences. Get the best chance of either proving your innocence or limiting your punishment by using these five strategy-building tips while formulating your defense.
29 September 2015
After your spouse tells you they want a divorce, you might team up with an excellent lawyer so that you can get what is rightfully yours in court. Unfortunately, mistakes on your end could make your case more difficult to prove, destroying your chances for a fair settlement. Here are two ways to avoid complicating your divorce case: 1: Don't Get Greedy You spent twelve years supporting your husband and taking care of the household while he worked his way through med school, so why shouldn't you get a few more perks when it comes to your settlement?
18 June 2015
Substance abuse has become a growing concern in Canada with over 45% of Canadians reported to have used an illicit drug in 2004. As a result, stricter laws have been enacted for the sale or traffic of controlled substances and illegal drugs with those convicted facing maximum indictment penalties from 3 years to lifetime imprisonment depending on whether the drugs are classified in Schedule I, II, III or IV. If you have been charged with the sale or traffic of controlled substances or illegal drugs, here's what the Crown needs to prove.
16 June 2015
Getting charged with a drug offence can be a hard battle to fight; however, if the drugs were not yours, you could use this as your defense. If your roommate had been doing and dealing drugs, and if you had no idea this was going on, you may be able to fight the charges and win. To do so, you will need a drug offence lawyer to assist you. Your lawyer may present these three defenses to help you get out of the charge.
2 June 2015
Going through divorce proceedings can be a very difficult time in your life. If you've recently immigrated into the country, that difficulty is often layered with a feeling of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the future of your immigration status. Fortunately, the breakdown of the relationship does not have as much of an effect on your status as you're probably thinking. The following explains precisely how permanent separation from a spouse impacts your status as a recent immigrant.
2 June 2015
Waiting for a house sale to close can feel like forever. Instead of feeling like you're locked out of your future home, there are ways to get in early before the sale actually closes. When working with a real estate lawyer, you have the option to create and sign a document known as a Use & Occupancy Agreement. With the agreement, the home seller will give you access to the home until the sale closes and you are the official owner.
2 June 2015