NATHAN GORHAM 
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  1. SENTENCING FOR CRIMINAL OFFENCES IN CANADA


Sentencing in Canada is a highly individualized process and the sentencing judge is required to take into consideration the principles of sentencing in the Criminal Code as well as all aggravating and mitigating circumstances relating to the circumstances of the offender and the offence.  The potential sentences under the Criminal Code of Canada range from absolute discharges right up to life in prison.  


The principles of sentencing and the analysis of mitigating and aggravating circumstances applies to every criminal case including drinking and driving (impaired operation, over 0.08, refuse to blow), assault (including domestic assault), guns/firearms, drugs, theft under/over, and fraud under/over.


Mitigating circumstances



On this page you can read about positive defences, justifications and excuses, which include self defence, necessity, duress, provocation, and “the rolled-up defence”.  The availability of the defences in any given case depends on the particular facts of the case. 


Contact (416) 410-4184 or gorham@criminaltriallawyers.ca for a free to consultation and assessment of the defences that may be available in your case. 

  1. SENTENCES BY OFFENCE


  1. CONTACT


tel: 416.410.4814

fax: 416.598.3384

office: 416.598.1811

36 Lombard Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON, M5C 2X3

gorham@criminaltriallawyers.ca