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Cyberbullying Laws in Canada

Not Listed in the Criminal Code

Prosecution of Bullying and Cyberbullying in Canada

If you have been charged with a crime in Ottawa, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

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As your criminal defence lawyer, I help you understand the law, the charges against you, and your place in the justice system. I am dedicated and tireless in my approach to each client's case, bringing a combination of preparation and tenacity to the table. I always come to court prepared to win and will advise you every step of the way on the best options for your situation, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. My proactive preparation of your case increases the chances of success as I work to weaken the Crown's case and uncover any inconsistencies that may lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

Cyberbullying in Ottawa, Ontario - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Hybrid offence

Hybrid offences fall between a summary and an indictable offence. The Crown prosecutor chooses whether to treat the offence as a summary or indictable offence.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.