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You Might Need A Criminal Lawyer For Breaking These Ontario Laws.

Every city, province and country has numerous laws that were created decades ago and seem laughable today. Some of the laws are rarely enforced, but they remain on the books. If you are charged with breaking any of the following laws, ignorance is no excuse, and an experienced criminal lawyer can help.


The entire country is governed by several laws that are strange and largely unknown. Just because the laws are obscure, they are still enforced in some areas. On the radio stations, 30 percent of the content must be from Canadian artists.

Paying with Pennies
Paying with pennies is another illegal act, in some situations. Items that cost 50 cents or more cannot be paid for with only pennies.

Removing Bandages
If you have been injured and have a bandage, there are some laws that you may want to be aware of. It is illegal for citizens to remove bandages in a public location.

Playing Music in the Park
In Windsor, Ontario, it is illegal to play a musical instrument in a park.

Sawing Wood
In Toronto, Ontario, it is illegal to saw wood or wash your automobile on the streets.

Filling Your Water Trough
If you have a water trough in your front yard, it must be filled before five in the morning.

Watching Satellite Television
Canadian citizens cannot watch encrypted broadcasts that are not licensed by the government. This includes any of the United States satellite systems.

No dead horses on Sunday
In Toronto, it is illegal for residents to drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on Sunday. This law dates to the turn of the 20th century and is largely a relic of the days before cars and public transit was found in the city. Just in case you have a desire to drag your dead horse around Toronto on Sunday morning, remember this law and steer clear of Yonge Street.

Bathtub law
In Etobicoke, the city has a bylaw that is designed to protect people in the bathtub. The law actually states that you cannot have more than 3.5 inches of water in your bathtub.

Older Laws
The province and country have changed many laws, and here are some of the strangest ones from the past.

Private Drinking Rooms
In Ontario, taverns, beer halls and pubs were required to have private rooms for ladies and their escorts.

In 1802, convicts who were recently released from jail or prison had a mere eight days to make it out of the city. The punishment for not leaving was death.

If you have been caught breaking any of these strange laws, you can benefit from the experience of a criminal lawyer to ensure that you are not put in jail and released with eight days to leave the province.

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