When you are charged with a criminal organization offence, you are up against an extremely, well-funded police force and prosecution team with seemingly endless resources. In fact, most large police forces have specialized units to investigate alleged gang members and once charges are laid, they are often prosecuted by special counsel from the Guns and Gangs Initiative. Facing the challenge of such a formidable ally, you need experienced counsel to lead the way towards securing your freedom and regaining control over your life.
The Ontario government has made great strides in combating gun and gang violence. Since 2005, the government has invested over $73 million in new initiatives to fight gun crime.
How Criminal Organization Offences Can Affect Your LifeRegardless of the circumstances surrounding them, these charges can have devastating consequences. Depending on the severity of the accusation, consequences will almost ALWAYS include jail upon conviction as well as:
- Criminal Record: A conviction may affect your ability to find work, run for community office, or even find housing. In fact, even if you are pardoned and your record is sealed, the conviction will still be present in some databases, such as the United States' international databases.
- Foreign Travel:Such offences can inhibit your admissibility to foreign countries.
- Weapons Prohibitions:Preventing you from owning or possession of weapons for period ranging from 5 years to a lifetime ban