Illegal use or possession of a weapon offences are treated very seriously in Canada. Conviction of a weapon owner or someone in possession, may result in a lengthy criminal record, confiscation of all firearms, and prohibition from owning firearms in the future.
Property offences occur when property is altered, stolen or damaged without permission or knowledge from the original owner. Property Offences include Theft under or over $5,000, Fraud, Possession of Stolen Property, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Breaking and Entering, and Mischief to Property.
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The five main types of drug offences include possessing a drug, possession of a drug for purposes of trafficking, trafficking a drug, producing a drug and importing a drug.
Domestic Offences are considered to be made when either a family member, or a current/former romantic partner. The Criminal Code of Canada stipulates for mandatory conditions that if charged, would prevent the accused from direct contact with the complainant or victim if conviction is made in a Domestic Offence.
There are two types of appeals, both made to a single Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench. The most common appeal falls under section 813 of the Code, which provides for appeals by the accused from conviction or order made against them, appeals by an accused or Crown from the sentence imposed, appeals by an accused or Crown from findings of unfitness or mental disorder and appeals by the Crown of an order staying proceedings.
When there is refusal to release the accused, bail hearings or show cause hearings are required. Section 515 of the Criminal Code is the governing provision pertaining to bail hearings. The standard of proof for a bail hearing is on the balance of probabilities.