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Ms. Gupta is a criminal trial lawyer and has represented and continues to represent people charged with all types of criminal offences. She has clients all over the GTA, as well as Brampton, Oshawa, Newmarket and Barrie. She is dedicated to her clients and fights for their constitutional rights and fights on the merits of their case. Ms. Gupta is loyal and compassionate to her clients. She takes the time and energy to help those that need it.
Come to us when you need help in any of the following areas:
- Assault – Assault should be considered a serious criminal offence. The general definition of the offence is where one person, without the consent of another, applies either direct or indirect force or the threat of using force against them..
- Bail Hearing – Every person is entitled a bail hearing as part of their rights, after they have been charged with a criminal offence and have been held in custody. The bail hearing is an important process of the Canadian legal system. It allows the accused the opportunity to be released from custody to prepare their defence against their charges..
- Drug Offence – The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code of Canada define what types of criminal offences are considered drug offences, as well as the penalties, should one be convicted and found guilty of the offence. There is a wide array of different classifications of drug offences including possession, production, and trafficking, to name a few..
- Firearms – Firearms offences are classified under weapons offences as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. These types of offences are considered some of the most serious in regards to the severity of punishments if one is convicted and found guilty of the offence, including varying periods of imprisonment.
- Human Trafficking – Human trafficking offences are considered extremely serious in nature and carry with it some of the strictest penalties if the accused is convicted and found guilty of the offence.
- Murder – Murder is a generic term given to describe one of three different types of homicides. It is one of the most serious of offences someone could be charged with, since it involves the taking of another human’s life, either by accident or intentionally
- Robbery – Robbery is a serious criminal offence and should never be taken lightly. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, in order for one to be charged with robbery, there must be two key elements present at the time of the crime:
- Sexual Assault – The Criminal Code of Canada has a special classification for assault offences that are deemed sexual in nature: Sexual Assault. The severity of this crime should be taken serious as the penalties imposed, if convicted and found guilty are often harsher compared to other assault offences. The Crown typically wants to attempt to deter others from committing similar offences by making an example of the guilty party.
- Thefts – One of the more common criminal property crimes one could be charged with is theft. Theft covers a wide array of offences, which are defined within the Criminal Code of Canada and range from shoplifting to pickpocketing to more serous thefts, like embezzlement. Theft offences, regardless of the actual value of the property stolen should be considered serious because the outcome could drastically effect your life if you are convicted and found guilty.
- Terrorism Offences – The Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) was created and passed in response to the terrorist attack in the United States on September 11, 2001. The purpose of the ATA is to prevent such acts by identifying key offences, as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. There are several different types of terrorism offences, each with specific safeguards designed to ensure the offence is an actual terrorist-related offence and not another criminal offence.
- Threats – Many people are often surprised when they are charged with the criminal offence “uttering threats,” which is a form of criminal assault as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. To be charged with this offence, one must intentionally and knowingly convey, express, or utter a threat directly or indirectly against another or a group of people.
- Weapons – The Criminal Code of Canada defines a variety of different types of criminal weapons offences. Most are defined as having a weapon or weapons in your possession with the purpose to commit some illegal act, ranging from trafficking and distribution to disturbing the peace and committing other types of criminal offences, such as assault, robbery, or murder
- Youth – Many parents are shocked to discover youths are held to the same legal standards as adults, in regards to the law and the Criminal Code of Canada. Yong offenders can be charged with any crime listed in the Criminal Code, regardless of their age, since the Criminal Code makes no distinction in regards to the law and age of the accused. Youths can be charged with theft, robbery, sexual assault, domestic assault, assault, drug offences, and so on, just like any adult.
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