My son was sitting in the park texting on the phone and the lady said he was taking pictures of the kids. His car was behind the park and he jumped fence not hearing the lady. As a result, she posted on Facebook about a… (Read more)
In this circumstance, it may be necessary to serve a cease and desist letter against the individual posting the defamatory images. If you require legal assistance in preparing a cease and desist, you may wish to contact your local law society referral service or legal aid clinic.
I was just wondering if police services can put information about a child under twelve committing violent crimes in the CPIC database if they are considered a danger to the public. If not, how do police services warn oth… (Read more)
The CPIC database is used for reporting lost or stolen vehicles and property. It is not a list of criminal offenders. For more specific information regarding police procedure, you may benefit from contacting your local police department.
My boyfriend is being charged with 2 assaults on peace officers and mischief under 5000 and I am wondering what his combined sentence might be?
The exact length and nature of a sentence is determined based on a number of factors further described here:
A friend drove an acquaintance of hers to a shop and unbeknownst to her that person shoplifted a bunch of items. A security camera picked up her car and police came to her home to ask her to tell them who the person was… (Read more)
In general, an individual will only be compelled to speak if they are acting as a witness during a legal proceeding. However, on a practical level, it is likely better to cooperate with police rather than facing the risk that they will deem your friend an accomplice to the crime.
My ex was charged with assault against me, and was released on condition of him signing a no-contact order. He has past assault charges. He breached the no-contact order, and texted me from his phone and called me from a… (Read more)
In these circumstances you should likely contact the police to update them regarding the current situation. If you require further legal assistance you may wish to contact your local law society referral service or legal aid clinic.
After meeting a person on a dating app, they put some money into my bank account without my permission. Now this person is threatening legal action, if I don't return the money
If you have received funds to which you are not entitled, and which were not given to you as a gift, you likely have a legal obligation to return the funds.
What are the repercussions to a child who have been caught possessing online child porn twice at the age of 16 and 18 years? The child was registered as a sex offender the first time, as a warning (which does not show up… (Read more)
Viewing, creating, or distributing child pornography is a criminal act. If you suspect an individual of engaging in this behaviour, please immediately call the police and report them.
If you have engaged in this behaviour yourself, you may benefit from contacting a lawyer or police yourself to determine your legal options.
I found out recently that an acquaintance of mine had installed a hidden spy app on my phone and so listened to my calls, tracked my location, read WhatsApp messages and browser history, and also turned on my phone micro… (Read more)
In Quebec, individuals may make a legal claim in civil court against another individual for invasion of privacy. The right to privacy is protected by Quebec Civil Code.
If someone texts me "If I see you around, I will have you taken care of", will it be considered a threat?
Whether any message constitutes a threat is probably a matter of circumstance and situation. Depending on the context, it is possible that statement could be seen as a threat.
If you feel you are being threatened, please call the police immediately.
I’ve been depressed, angry, and dealing with grief in the past few months. The anger I had against my husband I displaced on his daughter. I posted some Facebook comments about her using a fake identity. Remorse set in a… (Read more)
Any individual can submit a complaint to police at any time, regardless what promises may have been made between parties. This, however, does not mean that police will automatically press charges or proceed with a criminal matter, although they might investigate the matter further.
If you are concerned about potential criminal liability, you may benefit from contacting your local Legal Aid clinic, or a Law Society referral service to speak with a lawyer in more detail about your matter.
My cousin just passed away and her death has been deemed a suicide, however I don't believe she would do it to herself, as she has two young children. I know that her life with a boyfriend was very abusive both physicall… (Read more)
I'm sorry for your loss.
In order to gain access to personal records, you must complete a Freedom of Information request in the province in which the information is kept.
You may also wish to contact your local Legal Aid clinic, or a Law Society referral service for additional help in this matter.
I got into an accident and got a ticket from a police officer with an act no 148(5). I just want to know how it would affect my driver's license and my auto insurance. Can you please advise me on how to find out?
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