If You're Charged with a Crime

Short, easy-to-understand brochure 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.

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produced by
Legal Services Society
produced in
last reviewed
January 2015 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