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The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Canada

The debate surrounding mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) is contentious and ongoing. Historically, these sentences have been repealed by the federal government and ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). The need for MMPs can be hotly contested. Proponents

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Bill C-5 Recognizes the Importance of Rehabilitation

For our justice system to be truly effective and fair, the punishment must fit the crime. That is why the recent passage of Bill C-5, which eliminates mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) for 14 offences in the Criminal Code along with

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What to Know About DUI Fines and Penalties in Toronto

Breaking the law by driving under the influence of alcohol in Toronto typically comes with hefty financial penalties and other consequences. Those caught committing the offence are usually taken aback by the severity of the resulting punishment. If you are

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How to Find the Best Toronto Criminal Lawyer For You

The presumption of innocence is among the basic rights that everyone should have in the legal system. This means a person is seen as “innocent until proven guilty” in a court of law. However, many people don’t understand the legal

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DUI On An Electric Scooter In Ontario

2020 in Toronto, a 28-year-old knocked over a 64-year-old pedestrian with an electric scooter. The 28-year-old had a blood-alcohol level three times over the legal limit and received a sentence of 36 months probation, was ordered to pay restitution, fined

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