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Charging Someone with a Criminal Offence

Charging Someone with a Criminal Offence

Typically, for someone to be charged with a crime, the police must recommend charges and a prosecutor (called Crown counsel) must approve the charge. Learn what’s involved in the process.

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People's Law School
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criminal charges, laying a charge, criminal offence, going to the police, police report, prosecutor, Dial-A-Law