Domestic Violence Cases: What Is the Difference between Criminal and Family Courts?
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Domestic Violence Cases: What Is the Difference between Criminal and Family Courts?

It is essential to remember domestic violence is viewed as a criminal offence according to the Criminal Code of Canada. However, in certain situations, there are times when domestic violence cases can intersect across both criminal and family courts. How Criminal Courts Address Domestic Violence Criminal courts prosecute those accused of domestic violence as a…

Different Types of Domestic Violence Protective Orders
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Different Types of Domestic Violence Protective Orders

In Ontario, there are two different types of protective orders a victim of domestic violence can seek: Restraining Orders and Peace Bonds. It is essential to understand the difference between these two, how they are obtained, and what they entail for the plaintiff, defendant, and any minor children the couple may share. Restraining Orders Restraining…

Domestic Assault: What to Do If You Are Charged and Arrested
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Domestic Assault: What to Do If You Are Charged and Arrested

Domestic assault is a common criminal offence where arguments can escalate and turn physical when involved in a relationship. A person does not have to be legally married to the other to file a complaint of domestic assault. Domestic assault applies to any type of relationship between people, such as brothers and sisters, parents and…

Marijuana Drug Laws and Traveling Abroad: What You Need to Know
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Marijuana Drug Laws and Traveling Abroad: What You Need to Know

With the legalization of marijuana in Canada for recreational purposes in process, as well as it being legal in numerous states already in the United States, there are a few things Canadian travelers need to know about marijuana usage when they visit the United States. The United States Border Patrol has been asking Canadians entering…