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Why DUI Lawyers Are Required

It is a well-known fact that Canadian criminal law tends to treat people under the age of 18 who commit crimes with significantly more leniency than adult offenders. No person can be charged with a crime before the age of 12 and offenders between the ages of 12 and 17 are subject to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Under this law, youth cannot be imprisoned for minor crimes, alternative consequences (e.g. restitution, participation in community programs) are encouraged and when a youth is given a penalty, it may be significantly less than what would be imposed on an adult. However, it is a common misconception that a youth’s criminal record is destroyed when he or she turns 18. All youth who are charged with a crime in Canada will have a youth record, which will eventually be closed but, depending on the specific case, will remain open from anywhere from two months to at least ten years.

Let us start by defining what we mean by a Canadian pardon. A pardon in Canada is a chance to have one’s criminal record set apart from the main database of the Canadian Police Information Centre (which records criminal activity in Canada), so that it will not appear on a criminal record check, except where a person who has committed certain violent or sexual offences wants to work with “vulnerable sector” people (children, seniors etc), in which case their conviction will be disclosed. The effect of a pardon is virtually limited to this; it does not erase, forgive or nullify a conviction, nor does it shorten or cancel a sentence. With the exception of those sentenced to life imprisonment or an indeterminate sentence, anyone with a Canadian criminal conviction may apply for a pardon after a period of ineligibility has passed, starting as soon as one’s sentence has been served.

That’s about all you will need if you are looking for a Ventura Bail Bonds company to bail out your friend who has called you at 2am Saturday morning. Other than, money, collateral, good credit and a willing bail agent, it is also advisable to get acquainted with the bail bonds industry and the process within it. It’s also highly suggested that when searching for a company to work with, reputation is very important. For some reason, the bail bonds industry has its fair share of shady companies and knowing a little bit about the industry will help you filter out the bad apples.

Another one of these ways is called the RDAP, it stands for, Residential Drug Abuse Program. This program is available to a limited selection of people who qualify and meet the strict requirements. You can get up to one year off your prison sentence, however if you have a short sentence to begin with it would most likely be shorter than 1 year off. A third way is Good Time. This is given to all inmates is they have good behavior. It accounts for a reduction of up to about 15% of the total sentence.

You must remember that you cannot be pulled up and punished arbitrarily just because some police officer ‘thinks’ that you were driving hazardously after consuming intoxicants. There are many procedures that must be followed by the authority that accuses someone of this offence. Often people stand to get an acquittal on the basis of lapses on part the accusing party.

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