Criminal Negligence Defence Lawyer, Mississauga

The offence of criminal negligence is a serious charge. According to section 219 of the Criminal Code: Everyone is criminally negligent who (a) in doing anything, or (b) in omitting to do anything that it is his duty to do shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons.

The definition of duty is defined under the Criminal Code as that which is imposed by law. For illustration purposes: Under section 215 of the Criminal Code there is a duty to provide necessaries of life. If the accused omits to provide necessaries of life then the accused can be charged for criminal negligence as well as failing to provide necessaries of life.

Criminal negligence under the Criminal Code varies in type. The accused can be charged under the Criminal Code if the criminal negligence causes death (s. 220), or if the offence of criminal negligence causes bodily harm (s.221).

The charge of criminal negligence is very fact specific and depends on context. It is the duty of the crown prosecutor to prove the elements of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt. All the elements of criminal negligence must be met. If you are charged with criminal negligence you may have a defence available depending on the facts of the case.

Your criminal negligence criminal defence lawyer will advise you if there are any legal defences to your alleged criminal negligence charge which may negate the elements of the offence.

Do not plead guilty until you have either consulted with duty counsel or a criminal defence lawyer regarding your criminal case. It is also important to know that you have legal rights and equally important that they are preserved.

Contact an experienced Criminal Negligence Criminal Defence Lawyer today at (905) 230-4529 and book your consultation. As a Criminal Lawyer, I will defend your case and fight for you to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome in a time effective manner. I also accept Legal Aid Certificates. Hire me as your Legal Aid Criminal Defence Lawyer in Mississauga today!

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