Reasonable Grounds to Arrest in Canada

In Canada, the police are empowered to detained and arrest under the Criminal Code of Canada and the common law. The police may arrest a person when issued a warrant by a Justice of the Peace or Judge. In these instances, the grounds for arrest have been judicially reviewed to […]

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What is the difference between a summary conviction offence and indictable offence?

Every offence in the Criminal Code of Canada will fall under three categories: summary conviction offences, indictable offences, and offences in which the Crown Attorney chooses to proceed by summary conviction or indictment. Summary conviction offences are of a less serious nature than indictable offences. Summary Conviction Offences There are […]

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