The Bloom Law Blog

Bloom Law will be publishing a regular blog to bring you some interesting criminal law topics for discussion. We will focus on British Columbian and Canadian law because that’s our area of specialty. Bloom Law is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

What Is an Entrapment Defence in Canada
What Is an Entrapment Defence in Canada?
August 31st, 2021
The entrapment defence in Canada is a means by which a defendant can get charges dismissed if he or she can show that the police used one of two methods to bring about a criminal act. There is opportunity-based and inducement-based entrapment.
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Factors Determining the Cost of a Criminal Defence
There are many factors that determine the cost of a criminal defence, and in most cases it is impossible to predict with any accuracy what the final total will be. We will list for you here the most important factors.
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Factors That Influence Parole Decisions in Canada
The first thing to know about parole is that the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has complete control over who receives or does not receive parole. The second thing worth knowing about the PBC is that is it an independent entity operating outside the influence of the prisons and the government. That means that the PBC does not consider issues like overcrowding in prisons when making decisions.
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There is an old saying that the man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. The origin of this saying remains a mystery, and it has been attributed to several different people. The point is that if you are arrested or expect to be arrested for a criminal offence in Canada, then the first thing you should do is hire a criminal defence lawyer. But why? How does a Canadian criminal defence lawyer help the client?
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For someone who has been arrested or who is facing potential criminal charges, that is a stressful spot to be in. You will need an excellent criminal defence lawyer, but how do you choose one? Here are some tips to choosing your Vancouver lawyer:
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The recent furor over the Marc Nadon appointment provides another micro-example. It will be recalled that the Harper government proposed the appointment of semi-retired Justice of Appeal Marc Nadon to replace Justice Morris Fish as a Quebec appointee to the bench.
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Digging in Deeper to the Law and Order Agenda
November 13th, 2020
In the last couple of days, the media has also published some interesting insights on how the setbacks are affecting policy, and how, outside of the courtroom, the government may be trying to shape the agenda.
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A couple of duty officers from Alberta were traveling in eastern British Columbia when they noticed Mr. Van de Graaff, who was driving terribly. And if there were any doubt about just how bad driving was, those doubts were dispelled by some of the video the one of those fellows took and presented to the Judge.
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