Charging Someone with a Criminal Offence

The first step in charging someone with a criminal offence is to file a police report. This script discusses the procedure for charging someone with an offence in Vancouver, BC. It covers where to start if you want to charge someone, and what if the police or prosecutor won't charge the person.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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criminal charges, laying a charge, criminal offence, going to the police, police report, prosecutor, Dial-A-Law
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