Customs Act and other Regulatory Offences


While the majority of "crimes" are prohibited by the Criminal Code, there are various federal and provincial statutes that create various offences, some of which are serious enough to result in fines, prohibition and jail sentences. Examples of federal statutes include:

  • Customs Act
  • Excise Tax Act
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Provincial statutes include the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and the Motor Vehicle Act.

In various situations, people may be required to conform with various regulations. For example, there is a duty to declare goods one brings into Canada, pay applicable tariffs and there is a duty to report motor vehicle accidents to ICBC; and there is a duty to accurately declare one's financial situation to a trustee in bankruptcy.

At Mines & Company, our experienced, skilled and hardworking Customs Act defence lawyers in Vancouver are dedicated to helping you achieve the very best possible results in all criminal defence cases, especially when you are facing these complicated kinds of charges. We are focused exclusively on criminal law and with more than 20 years of experience, our knowledge of this area is enhanced by our lawyers' backgrounds, which includes Crown prosecution work.

In one of our recent successes (R. v. E.S. – ICBC Investigation), our client was being investigated for providing false information to ICBC regarding and insurance claim. Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a civil settlement without admitted to his client's civil or criminal liability. No charges were recommended.

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