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Legal Aid for Criminal Accusations | Montreal Lawyers

Legal aid allows people who are admissible to benefit from legal services without cost or through payment of contributions. Am I Eligible ? To determine if you are admissible, Legal aid will consider your earnings, your estate (goods) and your liquidity and those of your partner (spouse?). Those are the...

Voyeurism – Criminal accusations

Webcam, cell phone and social media; taking pictures or videos is now a daily activity, whether for friends, followers or partners. Although it is hard to imagine its limits in the digital age we live in, every citizen still is allowed to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Especially when...

The consequences of impaired driving charges

The consequences of impaired driving charges Driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or even intense fatigue is a behavior that can put your safety and the safety of others at risk. For this reason, in Quebec, the Criminal Code and the Highway Safety Code impose severe penalties for such offenses.Discover...

What does impairment of driving ability mean?

What does impairment of driving ability mean? Impaired driving ability refers to a decrease in driver judgment. The concept is therefore not tantamount to drunkenness and doesn’t need to be a significant impairment of driving ability. Is impaired driving only related to alcohol or drugs? The degree of impairment is not...

Impaired driving: what is the police statement?

Impaired driving: what is the police statement? When police intercept you for impaired driving, they may ask you several questions about whether you have consumed alcohol or drugs before driving. This is when you ask yourself if you should answer, and more importantly, what to answer. Oral statement First of...

Charges related to impaired driving

Charges related to impaired driving When a person is charged with impaired driving, he or she is often charged on two counts. The first is the operation of a vehicle at a time when the ability to drive was impaired by alcohol or a drug (or both). The second count...

What is a lawyer’s role in a sexual offence case?

What is a lawyer’s role in a sexual offence case? As of 2015, more than 5,800 sexual assaults had been reported in Quebec, and this number continues to increase. Crimes of this nature are taken very seriously by the Quebec judicial system. Whether you are a victim or the accused,...

How can a criminal record impact your private life?

How can a criminal record impact your private life? Whether the court finds you guilty of an offence or you decide to plead guilty to the charge against you, be aware that the consequences aren’t limited to the short or medium term; they can be for life. Indeed, as soon...

Fixed photo radars: an automatic acquittal in Quebec?

Fixed photo radars: an automatic acquittal in Quebec? The answer to this question is not obvious. However, it can be said that Judge Cimon’s judgment [1] not only caused much ink to flow, but also set a precedent in this regard. This judgment withdraws from the prosecution fundamental evidence enabling...