Criminal Offence Catalogue

Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving Driving when your ability is impaired by alcohol, or a drug is a crime in Canada. Your vehicle does not have to be moving; you can be charged if you are impaired behind the wheel, even if you have not started to drive. In circumstances involving possible impairment by a drug or a combination of alcohol and a drug, police can require a driver to: provide breath samplesperform standardized field sobriety testsconduct a drug recognition evaluationprovide oral fluid, urine or blood samples for screening If you fail or refuse to comply with any of these demands, you will be...

Possession Of Stolen Property

Possession Of Stolen Property Possession of property obtained by crime. 354 (1) Every one commits an offence who has in his possession any property or thing or any proceeds of any property or thing knowing that all or part of the property or thing or of the proceeds was obtained by or derived directly or indirectly from.

Break and Enter

Break and Enter Break and enter happens when someone enters your property (for example, your home or office), without permission, with the intention of committing a crime, often theft. Regardless of the value of property stolen or destroyed, break and enter is a serious offence.

Criminal Harassment

Criminal Harassment Criminal harassment, more commonly known as stalking, can be defined as harassing behaviour including repeatedly following, communicating with or watching over one’s dwelling home. This sort of behaviour is against the law. It is not a sign of love; it is about power and abuse.

Obstructing Justice

Obstructing Justice In Canada, the obstruction of justice charge is found in the Criminal Code. It is defined as any attempt, in any manner, to obstruct, pervert or defeat a judicial proceeding. Trying to bribe a judge, lawyer, peace officer, court official or witness could constitute obstruction of justice.

Public Mischief

Public Mischief Public Mischief is a distinct form of mischief that involves falsely reporting crimes to the police resulting in unnecessary investigations, wasted public resources, and sometimes criminal charges being laid against innocent third parties.


Assault The basic definition of assault in Canada is the intention to apply force to someone else in a direct or indirect manner, without that person’s consent. This is a very important point to note; the threat of assault is all that is required for an assault charge to be legally given.


Theft What is considered theft in Ontario? Under the Criminal Code of Canada, theft is the intentional taking or converting to personal use (or another person’s use) anything, whether animate or inanimate, in a way that is fraudulent.

Driving While Disqualified

Driving While Disqualified Criminal Code of Canada Section 259 Driving while disqualified and prohibited from driving is a criminal charge that can result in a jail sentence or substantial fine. Where the licence suspension is from a criminal driving conviction. Everyone who operates a motor vehicle, vessel or aircraft or any railway equipment in Canada while disqualified from doing so, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction. “Motor vehicle” means a vehicle that is drawn,...

Flight From Police

Flight From Police

Flight From Police 249.1 (1) Everyone commits an offence who, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle, fails, without reasonable excuse and in order to evade the peace officer, to stop the vehicle as soon as is reasonable in the circumstances. PENALTIES: FLIGHT FROM POLICE S. 249.1(2) If crown proceeds by summary conviction a fine of up to $5000.00 and/or, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months If the Crown proceeds by way of indictment a fine and/or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years Automatic minimum drivers licence suspension of 1...

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving Dangerous driving means driving in a way that endangers other people, and it is a serious criminal offence under section 320.13 of the Canadian Criminal Code. If you have been charged with a criminal offence such as dangerous driving. Dangerous driving is a criminal driving charge where; the driver is accused of driving a motor vehicle with “wanton and reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others”. the dangerous driving must occur in a public place where there is a likelihood of people being present.

Criminal Charges

Criminal Charges Street Justice Paralegal defends the following offences in the criminal courts; Assaults, Theft charges, Drive disqualified, causing a disturbance, Mischiefs, Criminal Harassment, Dangerous Operation of a vehicle, Flight from police, Failure to stop after an accident. These charges are just a fraction of the criminal code offences that Street Justice Paralegal represents clients for, Street Justice also has a close relationship with lawyers who are well know in the criminal and civil courts. These are lawyers that even police officers use themselves when they are in trouble...

Driving Under Suspension

Driving Under Suspension Sec 53(1) To promote safe driving for Ontarians, the province has some of the strictest driving laws regarding driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, careless driving, “stunt” driving, fleeing police or a collision scene, and so on. In addition to lengthy suspensions for driving offences, court sanctions can quickly escalate and include fines in the tens of thousands of dollars, reinstatement fees, licence restrictions, lifetime bans and even jail time. Suspensions Your licence may also be suspended for the following reasons: Escalating sanctions Zero...



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