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Manslaughter charges can be tricky to navigate. Because at its core manslaughter is not premeditated, you may not realize you're in the legal situation until you've been charged. According to Canadian Law, manslaughter occurs when death is the result of an unlawful act, where there is no active intention of causing death.

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In Ontario, the charges that occur when the death of a person is involved can fall into 3 categories – criminal negligence, manslaughter, or murder/manslaughter. The criminal code distinctly identifies these incidents by culpability. Culpable homicide refers to manslaughter and/or murder. Depending on the details surrounding the crime, the charges and the potential penalties will differ.

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Facing criminal charges is an undoubtedly daunting and difficult time. Most people who are being charged for the first time don't know what to do next. Once you've been arrested, detained, or criminal charges have been laid, the subsequent actions you take are critical because the steps you take during this period can influence the outcome of your case.

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Fraud, a deceptive act designed for personal or financial gain, manifests in two primary legal contexts: criminal and civil. At its core, it involves intentional deception. Whether executed through elaborate schemes or straightforward lies, the objective remains: to secure an unfair or unlawful gain. Understanding its intricacies is the first step towards recognizing the pivotal role lawyers play...

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Guide to Common Types of Fraud Scams

Posted on 18 December 2023

When individuals or businesses fall victim to civil fraud, initiating a lawsuit becomes a means of seeking justice and recovering losses. Karrass Law, is a leading litigation boutique in Toronto equipped with seasoned lawyers experienced in handling civil fraud cases.

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Understanding Criminal vs Civil Fraud Law

Posted on 28 November 2023

Fraud is a deceptive practice aimed at gaining an unfair advantage or causing harm. In today’s day and age, fraud is a widespread issue that puts virtually everyone at some sort of risk, affecting individuals, businesses, and society at large. There are two different categories of fraud in the eyes of the law: civil fraud and criminal fraud.

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Discovering that you or a loved one is facing murder charges can be understandably unsettling and shocking. After finding out the charges, the following moments are about making strategic decisions to ensure that you get the best possible outcome, starting with legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

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Once the police lay charges and make an arrest, the files are forwarded to the courts, which are addressed by the prosecutor assigned to the case. In an effort to come to the best resolution possible, lawyers will try to work with prosecutors to reach an agreement or move the matter to trial. A strong and strategic approach when coming to the table with the prosecutor can help improve your...

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The legal system in Ontario plays a vital role in upholding rights, maintaining order, and resolving disputes to protect our society. When a dispute, suit, or issue requires legal action, it will fall into one of two branches of the system: civil law or criminal law, at which point you'll need to find a lawyer specializing in that field.

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