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Self-Defence Laws in Canada: Understand Your Rights

What is self-defence? Under s.34 of the Criminal Code a person is permitted to take reasonable action to protect themselves or others without being guilty of an offence. The relevant code states: (1) A person is not guilty of an offence if (a) they believe on reasonable grounds that force is being used against them or another person or that a threat of force is ...

Indictable Offence vs Summary Offence: What’s the Difference?

What is an indictable offence? An indictable offence is often considered a more serious offence due to the greater penalties and sentences associated with it. Due to the seriousness of the crimes, the penalty for an indictable offence is up to life imprisonment, which is 25 years. If your offence is classified as indictable, this means that you may be eligible for a ...

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