Criminal arrests and charges can be incredibly stressful. If you find yourself in police custody, the experts at Shah and Shah lawyers are here to assist you. Above all else:
If you have been arrested, these are your rights.
You have the right to be informed of any reasons for your arrest at the first reasonable opportunity. You have the right to remain silent. We suggest you practice your right to remain silent until you have had the opportunity to speak to a lawyer. You have the right to be informed that you can retain and instruct a lawyer. You have the right to privacy when speaking to a lawyer. Any statement made by you can and will be used against you.
What are the different types of offences?
Summary Offence: Anyone convicted of an offence punishable on summary conviction may receive a fine of $5,000, six months in prison or both.
Indictable Offence: Indictable offences are serious offences, which can carry severe penalties upon conviction.
Hybrid Offence: In the case of a hybrid offence, the Crown may choose to proceed summarily or by indictment. If the Crown has not yet made an election, the offence is deemed to be indictable, until further notice.