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.
Youth in Trouble with the Law
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 on Driving Records
Demerit points affect both your insurance rates and can impact on your privilege of holding a driving licence.
Getting Released After Being Arrested
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.