Be Aware – New Disclosure Process

Until January 4th, 2017, the Crown’s office would provide lawyers and Defendants with a physical copy of the disclosure. Meaning that officer’s notes and reports would be provided on paper and media (video, 911 calls, audio recordings, etc.) would be provided on compact discs, USB keys or hard drives. However, as of January 4th, 2017...

What is an Indictable Offence?

Canada's Criminal Code divides offences into three categories: indictable offences, summary conviction offences and hybrid offences which can be handled through either summary conviction or indictment. Typically, the more serious an offence is, the more likely it is to be categorized as an indictable offence.

What is a Summary Conviction Offence?

Summary conviction offences are those offences that are considered less serious than indictable offences. They are punishable by lower fines and shorter prison sentences.

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