OUR JOB IS TO MAKE THE PROSECUTOR PROVE GUILT BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.
When a person is arrested by the police, they can either be released at the police station or taken before the Court for the Crown to 'show cause' or demonstrate why they should be detained.
Representing Victims of Crime
Contrary to popular belief, the prosecution and the police do not represent victims of crime in the court process. Once the police arrest and charge an individual, the victim cannot have the charges 'dropped' on demand.
Domestic assault is one of the most aggressively prosecuted types of criminal charges in Canada. The police have a zero-tolerance policy for domestic assault.
Sexual assault includes a wide range of conduct, from an unwanted kiss to intercourse with an intoxicated person who cannot consent. As a result of recent changes to the law, sexual assault has become one of the most difficult offences to defend in Canada.
Drinking and Driving Offences
Drinking alcohol or using drugs and operating a vehicle is a criminal offence that is taken very seriously in Canada. In fact, the law was recently changed to make it even more difficult for accused individuals to successfully challenge the charges against them.
Youth, also known as young persons, consist of individuals under the age of 18 years old. They are governed by a separate set of laws than adults. The courts are aware that young persons have limited development and can easily be influenced by their surroundings.
Fraud can happen in many ways: it can be as minor as depositing a fake cheque into an ATM machine, or as serious as a corporate ponzi scheme that involves millions of dollars. What all frauds have in common is that an element of deciet or untruthfulness exists.
Child Sex Offences
Offences against children are highly stigmatized and individuals accused of these crimes are often afraid and embarrassed to seek guidance. At Titan Defence, we understand the difficulty of the situation. We treat our clients without judgment.
The number of drug overdose deaths has forced Canada to declare a public health crisis. Although there is a trend to move away from penalizing those who are in possession of drugs due to their addiction, the government of Canada has taken a hard-line stance against those who sell drugs.
Robbery is simply an assault and a theft combined, and can be something as minor as a student taking someone's lunch money against their will, or as serious as a bank robbery or home invasion. Robberies can be committed with a weapon or without one, and only the threat of force is required.
The law on firearms and firearms possession is complex. It involves the interplay between firearms licensing laws, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the law of "possession".
There is no offence in Canada more serious than deliberately taking the life of another human being. There is a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment upon a guilty verdict. Contrary to popular belief, a life sentence in Canada does not expire after 25 years.
There are three levels of assault with increasing consequences. First, there is simple assault which can result when one person intentionally applies force to someone else. For example, pushing, slapping, kicking, spitting, biting, etc. are all considered assault.
“Intercepted communications” or wiretaps are being used by the police more frequently than ever. With the approval from a judge, the police can listen in to a person's phone conversations and intercept their text messages.
Administrative and Disciplinary Tribunals
Academic institutions and regulated professions contain their own adjudicative bodies that have the authority to hand down consequences ranging from suspensions to revoking one’s licence.
Property offences include mischief, theft, theft of a motor vehicle, break and enter, and arson amongst others. If a person damages or steals another person’s property, then they can be charged with an offence under this category.