Criminal Offences: Indictable Versus Summary

The Criminal Code of Canada may be confusing to those who have little or no experience with the justice system. If you have been charged with a crime, the consequences you face are largely tied with the way your offence will be heard by the courts. It can proceed as a summary conviction offence, an indictable offence, or a combination of the two, known as a hybrid offence.

The Concept Of Marriage: What Do Canadians Think?

Marriage has traditionally been regarded as a major milestone in adulthood. You would graduate school, move out, get married, and have children. Now, more young adults are heading back to school after they graduate. Jobs are harder to come by, so saving money for a down payment on a home is more of a challenge. And there are countless articles about the pros and cons of how dating apps have changed the way people connect with each other.

What Is A Record Suspension?

If you have been convicted of a crime, you may wonder if you can erase any record of the conviction after you have completed the sentence. The short answer is no, you cannot erase the conviction from your permanent record. However, you can have it removed from certain databases. This process is known as a record suspension.

The Alberta Court System: Criminal Procedure

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, the odds are that it may be your first experience with the legal system. Criminal cases can be complex, and there are quite a few legal procedures. However, we’ve created a list of the general life of a criminal case to give you an overview of what to expect if you have been charged with a crime.