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PAR Program in Toronto – What to Expect

What Does PAR Stand ForPAR in the context of criminal court is not the same term used in Golf!  In Criminal Courts throughout Ontario, PAR stands for “Partner Assault Response”.What Does The PAR Program InvolveThe PAR program is a type of counselling program, operated through a variety of different service providers, that targets domestic violence at an early stage.  The following are some of the topics covered in the program:Anger awarenessPower and controlGender rolesAnger interventions and applicationsEffective communication in the partner [...]

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Domestic Abuse Lawyer in Toronto – Key Responsibilities

Andrew Captan – Toronto Domestic Assault Lawyer – (647) 878 – 6355A Toronto Domestic Abuse Lawyer, also known as a domestic violence attorney, specializes in providing legal assistance to individuals involved in domestic violence situations.   In this article, a list of their role in domestic violence cases is outlined.While there is no crime in the Criminal Code of Canada referred to as “domestic abuse”, a range of offences capture conduct that would be considered domestic, or interpersonal violence and [...]

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Careless Driving Lawyer in Toronto

IntroductionCareless Driving is a traffic offence under s. 130 of the Highway Traffic Act in Ontario.  While Careless Driving is not a criminal charge (and, for example, is different than Dangerous Driving), the penalties and consequences are still extremely serious.  Careless Driving is considered one of the most serious types of traffic related tickets you can receive in Ontario.  Being ticketed for careless driving would result in a summons for you to appear in court.If you received such a [...]

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Dangerous Driving Lawyer Toronto

IntroductionDangerous Driving is a criminal offence in Canada that carries serious consequences for those found guilty of it.Andrew Captan is an experienced Dangerous Driving Lawyer in Toronto, who answers some of the more common question he faces in his practice surrounding the charge of Dangerous Driving.Is dangerous driving a criminal offence in Canada?Yes – Dangerous Driving (or dangerous operation) is a Crime in Canada and subject to criminal penalties, all the way through to jail time.  The offence can [...]

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Best Assault Lawyer Toronto: How To Find the Best One for You

IntroductionIf you’ve been charged with the offence of Assault (also known as Common Assault or Simple Assault), contrary to s. 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada, you may be wondering what to do in order to find the Best Assault Lawyer in Toronto for you.I wrote a lengthy article on how to locate the Best Domestic Assault Lawyer in Toronto for you, which can be found HERE.  Many of the points from that article are applicable here, with [...]

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Toronto Bail Hearing Lawyer

IntroductionA bail hearing is the first stage in the criminal court process in Canada and plays a critical role in the Canadian criminal justice system.  Bail hearings have an impact on a number of factors, including:An individual’s libertyThe extent to which a lawyer may be able to see or speak to their clientThe frequency by which individuals decide to plead guilty when facing criminal charges in CanadaIf you’ve been arrested for a crime, the police have the power to [...]

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Defense Lawyers in Toronto

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Toronto, you’re probably hunting for criminal defense lawyers in Toronto – trying to narrow down who you wish to retain.  Many people who have been charged with a crime contact a defense lawyer and are confused about the process; they are confused about their role in the process; they are even confused about the role of defense lawyers in Toronto. As a practicing Toronto criminal lawyer, I encounter these questions all the [...]

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Toronto Breach of Trust Lawyer

A “breach of trust” is a criminal law legal concept used in different contexts and has different meanings depending on the context.  This article will focus on the two main references:The criminal offence of “breach of trust”The act of breaching trust in another person or business organization, which is an aggravating feature of a crimeAndrew Captan is a Toronto Breach of Trust Lawyer who assists people in both of the aforementioned dilemmas.   In this article, a number of FAQ [...]

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Toronto Domestic Violence Lawyer: Summary of Steps in a Domestic Violence Case

Charged with a Domestic Violence offence in Toronto, Ontario?  Is it your first criminal offence you are dealing with?  You are probably confused at what the process you’ll face in court.  The following is a list of all the crucial steps in a Toronto Domestic Violence Case. As a practicing Toronto Domestic Violence Lawyer for over 10 years, there is a pattern to the sequence of steps in a Domestic Violence matter, starting with the arrest and charging process.Step 1 [...]

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Uttering Threats Lawyer Toronto

Andrew Captan is a Uttering Threats Lawyer Toronto who has been practicing criminal law for over 10 years.  In this article, he answers commonly asked questions he faces in his practice – both by clients and from other lawyers.  For more information about the charge of Uttering Threats, you can reach him via his website HERE.How to locate an uttering threats lawyer in TorontoYou can always begin by asking friends or family for a referral to a criminal lawyer.  [...]

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