What is Self-Defence?

Self-defence is a legal defence for an assault. It’s circumstances that require the victim to respond to force, or threats of force, with force in order to stop an attack. In March 2013, the Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act came into effect, replacing the former self-defence sections of the Criminal […]

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Uttering Threats

Uttering threats is a charge that frequently appears before the law courts in Manitoba. Often these charges arise in the context of domestic relationships and the work place. Heated words exchanged in a moment of anger may put a law abiding individual in unexpected criminal jeopardy. In R v O’Brien, […]

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Court Orders of Protection in Manitoba

In Manitoba there are many different kinds of court orders designed to protect those in the community who safety is endangered. These orders may be made by the criminal, civil and family court. The criminal court will issues protective conditions in the form of undertakings and recognizance, in-custody non-communication orders, […]

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