A client avoids going to prison despite a warrant for breach of probation

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had two arrest warrants in two different judicial districts: one of the warrants was for breach of probation (Section 733.1 Criminal Code) and the other one was for not showing up to be sentenced in another case. Mr Cormier first requested the client be freed in the case concerning the sentence by providing bail to guarantee the client would return to court. Then

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Breach of probation

Breach of probation is an offence under Section 733.1 of the Criminal Code. There is a breach whenever a person under probation when sentenced fails or refuses to comply to it without a reasonable excuse.Probation may be imposed on numerous conditions: keeping the peace and good behaviour, not consuming drugs or alcohol, not communicating with a given person, doing community work and other conditions.What constitutes a reasonable excuse for not

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