IRP & Roadside Prohibitions Laws & Penalties in BC

Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP) and Administrative Driving Prohibitions (ADP) in British Columbia are issued by police officers under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Act. With some of the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada, British Columbians face...

Traffic Ticket Laws & Penalties in BC

Traffic violations in Canada are punished under provincial legislation, not the Criminal Code. Traffic tickets in British Columbia stem from the Motor Vehicle Act, which creates multiple offences and sanctions. Penalties for traffic violations depend on the severity...

Fraud Laws & Penalties in Canada

Fraud under Canadian criminal law is classified according to the monetary value of the subject of the offence. A hybrid offence, fraud under $5,000 may be prosecuted as either a summary or indictable offence, with maximum penalties of two years in prison,...

Theft Laws & Penalties in Canada

Theft under Canadian criminal law is classified according to the monetary value of the subject of the offence. A hybrid offence, theft under $5,000 may be prosecuted as either a summary or indictable offence, with maximum penalties of six months and two years in...

Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties in Canada

Domestic assault is not a discrete offence, but is rather appended to assaults that occur in domestic contexts. Domestic assault is considered an aggravating circumstance on sentencing and can lead to more serious penalties than non domestic charges. Assault may be...

Sexual Assault Laws & Penalties in Canada

Punishable under multiple offences in the Criminal Code of Canada, sexual assault may be prosecuted as either a summary or indictable offence, with maximum penalties of 18 months and ten years imprisonment, respectively. Penalties depend on the type, manner and...

Kidnapping Laws & Penalties in Canada

A hybrid offence, kidnapping may be charged as either a summary or indictable offence, carrying maximum penalties of 18 months and life imprisonment, respectively. Penalties depend on the manner, duration and outcome of the kidnapping, subsequent and previous...

Firearms & Weapons Laws & Penalties in Canada

Firearms and weapons offences under Canadian law stem from the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code, which create regulatory and criminal offences, respectively. Failure to comply with weapons and firearms laws may result in criminal charges, fines, prohibitions against...

Assault Laws & Penalties in Canada

Assault is punishable under multiple offences in the Criminal Code of Canada. A hybrid offence, assault may be prosecuted as either a summary or indictable offence, with maximum penalties of 18 months and ten years imprisonment, respectively. Penalties depend on the...

Impaired Driving Laws & Penalties in BC

Impaired driving is punishable under multiple offences in the Criminal Code of Canada. Penalties for impaired driving depend on resulting harm and the province or territory wherein the offence occurred. Indeed, BC boasts some of the toughest impaired driving laws in...
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