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Defending Allegations of Child Abuse

Sexual offences against children attract harsher sentences than offences committed against adults. This fact was reinforced by the Friesen case, during which the Supreme Court of Canada called for tougher punishment for sexual violence against children. Table of content: History of child abuse ruling in Canada – The Friesen Case The Court of Appeal The […]

Can a Firearms Licence be Refused or Revoked in Canada?

Firearms licence regulations are regulated under Firearms Act (Criminal Law Amendment Act) in Canada. All licensing and registration are managed by the RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program (CFP). The licence can be refused or revoked if you are found to be unfit to hold a Possession and Acquisition Licence in Canada. To overturn this decision, you need to […]

What Usually Happens in a Domestic Violence Case?

Have you been charged with domestic violence? Below, we outline what you can expect over the coming days, weeks and months. If you need a lawyer to represent you, please contact us at Mickelson & Whysall Law Corporation. Domestic Assualt Case Process in Canada 1.  Arrest The first thing that happens is that you will […]

Definition of Sexual Assault and Consent in Canada

If you engage in sexual activity, consent is really important. Consent means that someone gives permission for something to happen. If the other person does not consent, then it amounts to sexual assault. Canada has a broad definition of sexual assault and can include grabbing, kissing and rape. In general sexual assault means violating the […]