Criminal Court Procedure

What happens at my first court appearance?

When you are charged with a criminal offence, you will be given a specific date for your first court appearance. Depending on the jurisdiction and offence, the date could be a few days or a few months away from the day you are charged...

July 15th, 2019|

What does making an election mean?

If you spend any time in a criminal courtroom, you will repeatedly hear the judge ask the prosecutor if the Crown has made an election. This means that the offence is a hybrid offence and the judge is asking if the Crown is proceeding summarily or by indictment...

July 15th, 2019|


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