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Impaired driving criminal offence

Impaired Driving/DUI/DWI

Act of operating or having care or control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Dangerous driving criminal offence

Dangerous Driving

Operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public.

Drug possession criminal offence

Drug Possession

Possession of substance except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II or III.

Drug trafficking criminal offence

Drug Trafficking

No person shall traffic in a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV or in any substance represented or held out by that person to be such a substance.

Assault criminal offence

Assault

A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly.

Murder and manslaughter criminal offence

Murder and Manslaughter

Murder is the killing of another person without justification or valid excuse, and it is especially the unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought.

Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being, in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder.

Harassment and stalking criminal offence

Harassment

No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.

Domestic violence criminal offence

Domestic Assault / Domestic Violence

A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly.

Resisting arrest / assaulting police criminal offence

Resisting Arrest / Assaulting Officer

Everyone who resists or wilfully obstructs a public officer or peace officer in the execution of his duty or any person lawfully acting in aid of such an officer.

Everyone commits an offence who assaults a public officer or peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty or a person acting in aid of such an officer.

Sexual assault / sexual harassment / rape criminal offence

Sexual Assault

A sexual assault is an assault in which the complainant’s sexual integrity is violated.

Break and enter criminal offence

Break and Enter

Everyone who breaks and enters a place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein.

Armed robbery criminal offence

Robbery

Everyone commits robbery who steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property.

Kidnapping / unlawful confinement criminal offence

Kidnapping & Unlawful Confinement

Every person commits an offence who kidnaps a person with intent to cause the person to be confined or imprisoned against the person’s will Forcible confinement is Everyone who without lawful authority, confines, imprisons or forcibly seizes another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment.

Fraud criminal offence

Fraud

Everyone who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service.

Mischief / vandalism / tagging / graffiti criminal offence

Mischief

Everyone commits mischief who wilfully destroys or damages or property renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective.

Computer crime / pedophilia / child pornography criminal offence

Computer Crime

Any crime related to the use of a Computer as an instrument of crime, or as an object of crime.

Theft / shoplifting criminal offence

Theft/Shoplifting

Everyone commits theft who fraudulently and without colour of right takes, or fraudulently and without colour of right converts to his use or to the use of another person.

Death threats / uttering threats / racism criminal offence

Uttering Threats

Everyone commits an offence who, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat to cause death or bodily harm to any person.

Youth charges / young offenders criminal offence

Youth Charges

Tyson deals with all matters dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)