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If You're Charged with a Crime

If You're Charged with a Crime

Short, easy-to-understand booklet that outlines what happens when someone is charged with a criminal offence. It briefly describes the first steps in the court process and the different options that might be available. The French version is from 2018 and is still legally accurate.

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Legal Aid BC
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last reviewed
January 2022 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

French (PDF)

resource type
crime, charged with a crime, indictable offence, summary offence, first appearance in court, legal aid, emergency legal advice, Legal Aid BC, crimes & offences, legal advice, representing yourself, defending yourself