3 Legal Defenses To An Assault Charge In Canada

Being convicted of an assault charge can result in a sentence of jail time. Consequently, if you have recently been charged with criminal assault, it is essential that you hire a reputable defense lawyer who will be able to effectively present your case to the judge and jury. Below you will find a few of the legal defenses that your lawyer may use to try and prove your innocence when facing these charges. Consent The law states that causing harm or threatening to cause harm to another person without their consent is assault. Consequently, the...

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Without A Will There’s Only The Hard Way For Common Law Spouses To Inherit

According to a survey by Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Co. (LawPRO), approximately 56 percent of Canadians don’t have wills. The lack of a will can make it very difficult for common law spouses to inherit money and property left behind by the decedent. Here’s how intestacy laws affect you and what you can do to claim what’s rightfully yours after your spouse passes away. Intestacy Laws in Canada When a person dies without a will, the court will split up his or her property and money according to the laws outlined in...

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Car Trouble? When And Why You Would Hire An Injury Lawyer

To say law is complicated would be a candidate for biggest understatement of the year. With it’s numerous loopholes, complicated jargon, and seemingly endless codes and rules, any particular aspect of law can be nearly impenetrable to those without professional training and experience. In the case of personal injury law, the stakes can be astronomical; if you have been injured due to the neglect of someone else, you are entitled to reimbursement. However, if you don’t know the laws, it can be nearly impossible to recover...

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The Truth About Eviction: Five Myths Explained

Litigation lawyers help clients with a range of issues including intellectual property disputes, landlord-tenant issues, and medical malpractice issues. If you are thinking about evicting someone or if your landlord is trying to evict you, a litigation lawyer can help you unearth the truth about evictions. Unfortunately, there are many myths that circulate about evictions. Here is a look at those myths and the truth behind them: Myth: A landlord can simply demand that a tenant has to vacate the premises. A landlord can choose to evict a...

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The 3 Basics of Registering Your First Car

You’ve just gotten your driver’s license, obtained your first car, and you’re eager to start driving. Before you hit the road however, there is one more important thing you need to take care of first: registering your vehicle. Every car on the road is legally required to be registered, and there are significant fines for failing to register a vehicle properly. To get you started, here are the three basic things you should know when registering your first car: 1. Your car needs to be insured. First of all, you are...

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