Have you been charged with a crime in London, Sarnia, Hamilton or Windsor Ontario?
Unlike the U.S. system where each state has its own criminal laws, the Canadian Criminal Justice System is governed by a federal code known as the Criminal Code of Canada (the CCC). The CCC defines the various criminal charges throughout all of Canada, where there are, strictly speaking, two categories of crimes: Summary Conviction Offences and Indictable Offences.
There is also a “third” category known as a “Hybrid Offence” where the Crown Prosecutor has the discretion to decide to charge someone with a Summary Conviction or an Indictable Offence.
If you’ve been charged with a Crime in Canada contact BLF immediately to find out what options you have available.