Criminal Defence Proceedings: What to Expect
Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Manitoba? You may be wondering how the legal process will unfold for you. At Pollock & Company, our experienced criminal defence lawyers will advocate for your rights, determine your legal options, and help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your chances of a favourable outcome…. Read More
Drug possession charges – Exploring Canadian Criminal Law Series
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), it is illegal to knowingly have any illicit substances under personal possession at any time, regardless of to these substances belong. They can include such drugs as heroin, amphetamines, and cocaine. Possession of cannabis (marijuana), on the other hand, is no longer forbidden under the Criminal Code… Read More
Assault charges – Exploring Canadian Criminal Law Series
According to Statistics Canada, there are almost 500 reported assaults per 100,000 people in Canada. An assault charge can come in many different forms. Assault charges and penalties vary widely. What you are going through might not be the same for the next individual. If you are in urgent need of assistance with an assault… Read More
Criminal liability and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know
In the COVID-19 pandemic world, many people are wondering about the ramifications that the coronavirus is having on criminal liability. For example, could a person be held criminally responsible in Canada if they infect another person? What could happen if that person dies or suffers from serious injuries or disabilities due to COVID-19? Can those… Read More
Cannabis Legalization in Canada
With the Cannabis Act relaxing the rules around personal marijuana use, some may believe that this means the government will allow free rein. Just because cannabis legalization is taking effect, there are still penalties involved for certain acts involving cannabis. The purpose of the Cannabis Act is to help regulate the use, distribution, possession, and… Read More
The Criminal Charge Process
Being criminally charged is an intimidating process that should be guided by an experienced defense lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome. The criminal charge process is difficult to navigate without education and experience. Without legal representation, a person facing criminal conviction in any situation may experience more severe penalties and longer sentences. The criminal… Read More
Your Criminal Law Questions Answered
When it comes to legal troubles, it can be difficult to know who to turn to based on your situation. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to access legal assistance from a lawyer experienced in criminal law. Speaking to a lawyer who focuses on the area of law in which you face… Read More
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