What is a Pre-Liminary Hearing?
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What is a Pre-Liminary Hearing?

Preliminary inquiries are available for indictable offences which carry a maximum penalty of 14 years or more.    In a preliminary inquiry, the judge must determine whether the Crown has presented a prima facie case. A prima facie case means that the Crown has to present enough evidence to support a guilty verdict. If the...

How Can I be Charged With A Crime? 
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How Can I be Charged With A Crime? 

In situations where you are being charged with a crime, it is important that you know what your rights are. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (‘The Charter’) provides individuals with many rights which you should be familiar with:    S.8 of the Charter provides that everyone has the right to be secure against...

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