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For the average man in Canada, the person most likely to ever file a police complaint against him is his wife.
Have you been charged? Here is a simple outline of the criminal arrest and charge process. What will happen, when and what it all means. What to expect and your rights. How to deal with the police. Read more about Arrests >>
Bail hearings and appeals. Bail is not guaranteed. How to proceed and what to do if denied. Release terms. sureties. How to change bail conditions. Read more about Bail >>
An unofficial ranking of most criminal code charges by their perceived seriousness. From most serious.... murder. to least.... simple harassment. Read more about where your charge Ranks >>
More and more bail and domestic violence courts order accused people to take Anger Management Counselling as a condition of bail or release. Where do you go to get it?
Court appearances. Disclosure. Crown resolution or pretrial hearing. Preliminary inquiry. Crown Conferences. pretrial. What to Expect. Read more about the pretrial Hearing >>
Outlines and explains what happens to you once the process reaches the trial stages.
and what they all mean to you.
DUI charges are criminal charges and as serious as it gets. You have already had your licence suspended just for being charged. That is only the beginning. You face heavy fines. maybe jail and huge insurance fees in the future. If you were driving drunk. you well deserve everything you get.
If you are innocent then you desperately need a very good DUI lawyer. Read more about DUI >>
Peace bonds can be a relatively painless alternative to a criminal trial. conviction and the criminal record that can ruin your life.
BUT, peace bonds show up on your record when you travel.
They are frequently abused by women who make false accusations against their husband/boy friend to gain advantages in family law.
Men are always treated as guilty when accused of so called "domestic violence."
They frequently attack employers or work associates with peace bonds because they have learned it is a very profitable thing to do.
The courts have the authority to impose peace bonds in some cases even where no complaint exists. Now that is a terrifying misuse of the law and judicial power.
R v Cleghorn Supreme Court of Canada ruling on when alibis should be disclosed.
A plain language explanation of many of the legal terms you will encounter if you have been charged or arrested.
Definitions of the most common criminal offences in simple layman's terms
Criminal Law - Impaired driving - Domestic assault - Drug cases - Homicide and sex assault - Fraud - Criminal Negligence - Appeals of conviction and sentence Civil Law - Personal injury - Professional negligence - Commercial claims Municipal Law - Regulatory and environmental charges - Due diligence defences - Conduct of municipal councils Immigration Law - Applications for worker's visa, permanent resident status, entrepreneur category, self employed category, business investment category - Appeals of removal orders - Workers permit - Spousal and family class applications
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Courts deny bail more often than they grant it. Our jails are full of accused people awaiting trial who have not been convicted of any crime.
Self represented litigants do not do well in criminal court
This is not legal advice, it is information
Lay Person's Guide To The Criminal Prosecution Process
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