When you have been charged with a criminal offence, the stakes are extremely high. You are facing the possibility of jail time, and of suffering permanent damage to your ability to earn a livelihood, travel or participate in your community. The legal system is enormously complex, and intimidating. The lawyer you entrust with your life has to be someone who can guide you through this ordeal and help you get your life back. Your lawyer...Read More
Once you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offence, and once the issue of bail has been resolved (either by a station-house release or a bail hearing in court), the case is turned over to the Crown Attorney for prosecution in the courts. While the police will still have some influence over the proceedings, they are no longer in charge at this point: the prosecutor is now the decision-maker, until such time...Read More
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