When a person is charged with an offence it is generally a charge under the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or a charge under the Provincial Offences Act.
The first thing a parent should do if their child is charged with a criminal offence, is to get legal advice. Your child has a right to legal counsel if they are arrested, charged or detained. The Youth Criminal Justice Act confirms that a youth has a right to legal representation at any stage of the proceedings against him or her.
Demerit points affect both your insurance rates and can impact on your privilege of holding a driving licence.
After a person is arrested by the police for an alleged criminal act, a decision will be made whether to release the person or hold them for a bail hearing.