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While every case is different, the following is a general guideline for the steps a case will typically take from the time of arrest until completion.

Release After Arrest

Following an arrest, the police may release someone directly from their custody,...

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Bail Hearing

Those not released immediately following arrest will have to appear in court for a bail hearing...

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First Appearance

At the first court date, an Accused person should receive their disclosure and find out more ...

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Resolving Without Pleading Guilty

For minor offences, the Crown may offer a program called Diversion. This is a program where ...

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Subsequent Court Appearances

A number of appearances may occur after the first appearance until the case is completed. If an ...

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Crown & Judicial Pre-Trials

Throughout the process it is possible to have discussions with the Crown Attorney. A lawyer ...

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Preliminary Hearing

If the Crown is proceeding by indictment then an Accused may elect to have a preliminary hearing...

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Trial or Guilty Plea

When the administrative process is complete (and after any preliminary hearing) a date will ...

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Sentencing

If a plea is entered, or an Accused is found guilty, the process will shift to one of sentencing ...

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