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 >>
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.
Court appearances. Disclosure. Crown resolution or pretrial hearing. Preliminary inquiry. Crown Conferences. pretrial. What to Expect. Read more about the pretrial Hearing >>
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.
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.
Outlines and explains what happens to you once the process reaches the trial stages.
and what they all mean to you.
Self represented litigants do not do well in criminal court
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 >>
Definitions of the most common criminal offences in simple layman's terms
An unofficial ranking of most criminal code charges by their perceived seriousness. From most serious.... murder. to least.... simple harassment. Read 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?
DID YOU KNOW?
For the average man in Canada, the person most likely to ever file a police complaint against him is his wife.