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An assault-related charge can range from a simple assault, which involves the willful intention to threaten, or attempt to inflict, bodily harm to another person or persons.

Charges of violence or threats of violence against a family or household member are taken more seriously than charges of violence against a stranger. There are different, more severe penalties.

The criminal offence of fraud covers a wide range of crimes, including identity theft, uttering and publishing forged documents, forging documents, breach of trust, and credit card fraud, as well as white collar crimes.

In Canada, the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (1996), regulates the possession and distribution of controlled substances. Controlled substances, as defined by Schedules I – VII ( SCHEDULE ), are illegal to possess, traffic, grow, produce, import and obtain.

There are regulations that govern how an individual may possess, carry, and store a firearm under the Firearms Act. 

To commit a fraud is to deceitfully obtain items of value including but not limited to goods, services, money, or property. 

Impaired driving means driving any motor vehicle, including: a car, truck, boat, snowmobile, aircraft, train, etc., when the ability to operate the motor vehicle is impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Homicide is any act that directly or indirectly causes the death of another person.  There are several charges that involve homicide: first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, infanticide and criminal negligence causing death.

Organized crime is punished severely throughout the world, and Canada is no exception. There are several organized crime provisions in the Criminal Code designed to disincentivize organized crime through harsher punishments.

Sexual assault is not an offence that is specifically defined in the Criminal Code. The definition of “assault” in the Criminal Code applies to all forms of assault, so at its core, a sexual assault involves the intentional application of force to another person, without that person’s consent. 

Theft includes a broad spectrum of behaviour, from shoplifting to theft from an employer. At a basic level, a “theft” is committed when one person takes or converts another person’s property and intends to deprive that person of their property.

Young people are treated quite differently than adults by the criminal justice system. This is because it is understood that young people lack the experience and judgment of adults; they are not fully mature and have not yet developed their adult identities.