Category: Legal Process

What is Disclosure and Why Does it Matter?

Disclosure refers to the evidence that the prosecutor and the police say supports the charges against you.  It is very important because you are entitled to know all of the evidence against you.  Before the case goes to court, you are legally…

Should I Just Plead Guilty and Get This Over With?

While pleading guilty may seem like the best option and the one that will get your criminal case over with the quickest, it is not necessarily the best choice.  If you are facing criminal charges, you should not plead guilty…

How to be a Good Client during your Ottawa Criminal Defence Case

If you have been charged with a criminal offence and have retained the help of an Ottawa criminal defence lawyer, the next thing you should be aware of is how you can be a good client.  This will help you…

Are the Ottawa Police or Ontario Provincial Police Investigating You?

If you are under investigation by the police, you should seek the guidance and advice of an experienced criminal defence lawyer.  Even if you have not yet been charged or arrested, a criminal defence lawyer can provide you with the help…

How to be a Great Witness for an Ontario Criminal Case

When testifying in a criminal case, it is important to know how to be a good witness.  This may seem as simple as answering questions when asked, and while this is certainly the basis of testifying, being on the witness stand…

Do Canadians Accused of a Crime Have the Right to Remain Silent?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that every Canadian has the right to remain silent until they can obtain legal representation. This means that when a Canadian is arrested under suspicion of having committed a crime, he or…

Can my Criminal Lawyer Plea Bargain?

Plea bargaining is the process by which a criminal defendant can negotiate to plead guilty to a lesser crime than originally charged and thus face a lighter sentence. A crown prosecutor, as an official representative of the attorney general, has…

What Happens If I Fail to Attend My Criminal Court Date?

When a Judge orders an individual to appear in Court at a specific date and time, that individual is legally bound to appear.  An individual who intentionally misses their criminal Court date can be charged with a criminal offence.  However, the onus…

Ottawa Criminal Lawyer | Applying for a Pardon in Ontario

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, you may be eligible for an eventual pardon. A pardon is a seal on your existing criminal record – a process during which all of your previous charges and convictions are removed from the federal database of active criminal files.

Ottawa Lawyer | Bail Conditions Following Ontario Criminal Charges

When you have been charged with an Ontario offence and released on bail, there are conditions you must follow upon your release from custody.
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