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”).
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.