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What is a Crown Resolution Meeting?

A Crown Resolution Meeting also referred to as a Crown Pre-trial, is a meeting between the Crown Attorney and defence counsel that usually occurs after disclosure is received and before a criminal trial is scheduled. It provides an opportunity for the Crown and...

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What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

Absolute discharges are a finding of guilt by a Judge, but no subsequent criminal conviction or criminal record. There is no punishment imposed by the court for absolute discharges. When a judge grants an absolute discharge the accused has no more obligations to the court. There are no penalties...

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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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