Drug Offences are violations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), involving all types of illicit drugs, including: Possession, Obtaining, Trafficking, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Importing and Exporting.
These offences involve various forms of “unruly” behavior, resulting in a range of transgressions to others, including: Mischief (vandalism), Causing a Disturbance, Trespassing, Obstruction, Resisting Arrest, Escaping from Custody, and Perjury.
Impaired & Driving Offences
These offences involve the use of a motor vehicle and include offenses such as: Impaired Driving (DUI), Dangerous Driving, Fail to Stop for Police, Street Racing and Hit and Run.
Thefts and Property Offences
Property offences involve any conduct designed to have a negative impact upon the property or finances of another person. These offences include: Shoplifting, Car Theft, Mischief (vandalism), B&E;, Arson, Fraud, Robbery, and “White Collar Crimes.
Violent offences involve either threatened or actual harm to another person, whether physical or psychological, and are treated seriously by the Courts.
Weapons offences involve possession or use of a variety of weapons, including: Knives, BB guns, Batons, Pepper spray, Rifles and Handguns.
Breaches involve violations of court orders and result in new criminal charges, such as breaches of a: Summons, Promise to Appear, Undertaking, Recognizance, Peace Bond, Conditional Discharge, Probation Order or Conditional Sentence Order.
Sexual & Indecent Acts
Sexual offences are especially serious and many now carry mandatory minimum jail sentences. Serious offences include: Sexual Assaults and Child Pornography charges; less serious charges include: Indecent Acts, Harassment and Prostitution.
Statutory & Regulatory Violations
These offences are not criminal and usually result in a fine as a penalty. They involve violations of any Provincial Statute or Regulation, such as tickets under the Traffic Safety Act, or more serious offences like defrauding the government.