Being charged with a crime can be an extremely stressful time, however being informed about the process and knowing what to expect may help to alleviate some of the angst and uncertainty allowing you to focus on preparing a strong defence and ensuring an optimal outcome.
Know Your Rights
Knowing your rights is an absolutely critical component when one is faced with a criminal charge. Persons who are accused of crimes must be aware that the outcome of their case depends not only on the merits of the charges, but also on how well their rights have been protected.
Terms and Classification of Offences
Often times, an accused person charged with a crime may attend court without legal representation, and encounter a whole host of terminology, phrases and documents he/she has never seen before, and has no understanding of, making an already stressful and scary situation worse. These terms and documents all have