Most criminal offences in Canada are codified in the Criminal Code which contains sections dealing with a vast range of offences. Criminal defence lawyers deal with the offences outlined in the Criminal Code as well as offences contained within the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”).
Herein you'll find a vast range of cases cited on canli.org. These cases include information on topics such as drug sniffing dog searches, exclusion of evidence, impaired driving, and mandatory minimums.
Contained in this page is contact information for court houses in your province.
Have you been charged with a criminal offence relating to obstruction of justice, concealed weapon, sexual interference, or failure to stop after an accident? This page includes information about minimum and maximum sentences and so much more.
The court system is complicated. Let us take you through the series of steps that comprise the criminal process. This includes:
- First Appearance
- Disclosure Review
- Plea or Election
- Preliminary Hearing
Know your legal rights. Do you know your rights when...
- Talking to the police?
- The police want to search your vehicle?
- You are being interrogated?
- You have been detained?
The legal system contains within it a lot of legal jargon and acronyms. Visit this page to learn what this jargon really means.
Do you need to hire a lawyer? Common questions for people seeking the services of a lawyer include, "How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?", "Aside from lawyers' fees, what costs are involved?", and "How long will my case take?".
Criminal cases can be dismissed for many reasons. Courts base their decisions on hard evidence and the Prosecutor must prove their case! Were your rights violated? Can the prosecutor prove the offence? Continue on to learn more about the factors involved in case dismissal.