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Obstructing Justice (s. 139) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is obstructing justice? Obstructing justice, also known as obstruction of justice, is a non-violent offence classified as an “offence against the administration of law and justice.” It criminalizes deliberate acts which seek to obstruct (or in other words interfere or hinder) the pursuit of justice. Obstructing justice is covered under s. 139 of the Criminal Code of Canada (the “Code”) and ...

Perjury (s. 131) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

Perjury in Canada 131 (1) Subject to subsection (3), every one commits perjury who, with intent to mislead, makes before a person who is authorized by law to permit it to be made before him a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation, by affidavit, solemn declaration or deposition or orally, knowing that the statement is false. What is Perjury? In Canada, perjury is ...

What do I do if I missed my fingerprinting or court date?

If you missed your fingerprints or court date, a warrant has likely issued for your arrest. If you do not have a lawyer, you will need to go to the police station to turn yourself in. The police will then decide whether to re-release you, and on what conditions. You will be charged with the criminal offence of failing to appear. Sometimes hiring a ...

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