Canadian Criminal Lawyers
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Canadian Criminal lawyers are concerned with acts or omissions deemed illegal by legislature. Criminal law offences range from crimes such as murder, assault, robbery and theft to driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.
In Canada criminal law is enacted by the Federal Parliament. Canadian Criminal Law procedure in Canada is concerned with:• criminal proceedings in the criminal courts:
• conduct within the courtroom,
• competency of witnesses,
• presentation of evidence,
• evidence, and practice,
• rules in the Criminal Code which deal with police powers,
• right to counsel,
• search warrants,
• interim release, and
• witnesses, etc.
Canadian Criminal Lawyers - Types of Offences
Offences are set out in the The Canadian Criminal Code
and are divided into two broad types: "summary" and "indictable".
Summary offences tend to be less serious ones, indictable more serious.
Canadian Criminal Lawyers - Procedure if an an offence is Alleged Complaint is Sworn.
The police swear a complaint and present it to a judge. If the judge feels the person should be made to come and answer the accusation that has been made the judge will issue either a summons, or a warrant for arrest.
A summons is usually delivered personally by a police officer. It sets out what the charge is, and when the person must appear in court to answer the charge. If the offence charged is one that can be proceeded with by indictment, the person may also be told to go to the police station for finger-printing. Failure to show up for finger-printing can lead to a warrant for arrest being issued.
An arrest can be made by the police under the following circumstances:
• if they find someone committing an indictable offence;
• if they see someone apparently fleeing from lawful pursuit after committing a crime;
• if they believe someone is about to commit an indictable offence;
• if they believe there is a warrant out on the person;
• If they have a warrant for the arrest of a person.
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