Morality offences are those types of offences that have to do with the morals that are acceptable by society. The Criminal Code of Canada does define various types of morality offences, such as disturbing the peace, soliciting prostitution, distributing obscene publications, gambling offences, publishing a crime comic, and child pornography.
While some of these offences might seem “minor” in nature, they can and do have long reaching consequences should one be convicted and found guilty of the offence. If you have been charged with a morality offence, Jeffrey J. Gindin, Q.C. can assist you in helping you fight the charges.
Regardless of the actual morality offence, it will be recorded on your criminal record. This could make it difficult to find and maintain gainful employment now and in the future. You could face travel restrictions where you can never travel abroad again including to the United States.
Another impact on your life is if the offence was one that requires you to be registered and listed on the sexual offenders’ registry. In addition, you could be limited to where you can live, work, and what types of places you can access.
You may also have to be on probation for a period of time. While on probation you must adhere to all terms and condition, otherwise you could face additional charges. For certain offences you could be sentenced to varying periods of imprisonment.
Furthermore, the news about your morality offence could be published in local and regional newspapers, as well as appear on news reports on television.
As you can see, you do not want to risk the possibilities of being found guilty of a morality offence. The only way to avoid this risk is to get help by retaining the services of Winnipeg lawyer, Jeffrey J. Gindin, Q.C.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Gindin directly to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation appointment today.