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What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part Two Month: May 2018

Month: May 2018

What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part Two

If you have been arrested or detained by the police, it can be difficult to know where you stand. Especially for individuals with no previous history of interactions with the police, the process can be overwhelming. While there are limitations as to a person’s ability to make decisions and act on them during the arrest or detainment process, there are certain rights that all Canadians are entitled to while in police custody. Resisting Arrest If you are being arrested, it is important not to resist. While the Criminal Code does provide the right to resist an unlawful arrest by taking reasonable…

What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part One

Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, you have certain rights that are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From understanding the difference between detainment and arrest to knowing who to contact if you are in trouble, understanding what is expected of you and what you can expect from others is critical. No one wants to find themselves facing detainment or arrest  but should it happen, it is imperative that you know what to do. Detainment vs. Arrest Being detained refers to…

The Implications Of A Criminal Record

The concept of a criminal record can seem vague. From understanding the difference between a crime and a provincial offence to knowing who may access a criminal record, it is important to be well-informed. A criminal record is the record of an individual’s criminal activity, provided that they have been convicted of a crime. For offenders over the age of 18, a criminal record has the potential to have lasting consequences that can affect employment, travel, and day-to-day living. When Is A Criminal Record Created? Once a charge is laid, a file is started with information relating to the alleged criminal actions.…

Doctor Lies To Ontario College Of Physicians And Surgeons

A Montreal-born doctor who spent a significant part of his career practicing medicine in New York City was arrested in early 2000 for the unlawful prescription of drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. It is alleged that the doctor provided opioid-addicted patients with drugs such as fentanyl and oxycodone which, in one case, resulted in an overdose death. According to a Toronto Star investigation, in May of the same year, the doctor signed documents provided by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons confirming that he was not facing any disciplinary actions. Following this act of dishonesty, the physician practiced in…

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