Criminal Law Blog

Get the latest updates and insights on criminal law in Canada with our informative blog posts.

Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Celine Dostaler

Discover how passionate criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler's tireless dedication and expertise can help you navigate the complex legal system. 

What Does Consent Mean with Sexual Assault?

Consent can also be withdrawn at any point, and going beyond what has been consented to can result in charges of sexual assault. Specific situations where there is no consent are outlined in Section 273.1 of the Criminal Code.

Government Repeals 20 Mandatory Minimum Penalties

In late 2022, Parliament repealed laws that required judges to consider mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) for 14 offences in the Criminal Code and all six crimes in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Consultation Questions for a Criminal Lawyer

Most criminal lawyers offer a free consultation. This is your opportunity to outline the circumstances that led to your criminal charge and ask general questions. Be prepared.