These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers to questions about the Criminal Code of Canada. On this page you will find general information FAQs on the Code, shoplifting, and joyriding.
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These two online tutorials were created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The first covers making a report to the police; what will they do; and what you may have to do. The second explains what else may happen for the accused.
This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It forms part of CPLEAs Accessing Justice Series and provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers: police powers and responsibilities, going to court, outstanding charges, what to do if you miss a court date, alternative sentencing options, and record suspensions.
The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statutes in all courts in Alberta and is responsible for criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. They do not handle adult drug offences. Their site provides charts of the criminal justice process for adults and for youth and answers common questions about criminal prosecutions.
Produced by Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: The Case Is Called; The Trial Begins; The Exclusion Order; The Crown's Case; The Defence’s Case; Submissions; Decision; Vocabulary. This resource is also available to download as a PDF.
This online tutorial created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about the structure of a trial after making a criminal complaint.
This online publication is provided by the Government of Alberta and is divided into sections including: You've been charged... now what?; Duty Counsel; If you don't have a lawyer; How do you get a lawyer?; Legal Aid; Other Services; Where will the trial be?; Pleading guilty; Getting ready for trial when you have pled not guilty; What happens in court?; and Sentencing.
This information has been provided by the Law Society of Alberta to help Albertans understand the criminal justice system if they are arrested or charged with an offence.
The Latin American Community Council and MOSAIC, in partnership, have implemented this online multilingual legal resource to provide comprehensive and critical legal information in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese to Canadian newcomers and community workers in British Columbia.
This website was designed and developed by young people for young people who are preparing to testify in court.. Sections include an interactive virtual courtroom, witness tips, a step by step description of the justice process, definitions and a court quiz. This project was made possible through the partnership of Sexual Assault Care Centre, The Scarborough Hospital and Toronto Child Abuse Centre.