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Steps to Justice – Criminal Law

This section of CLEO’s Steps to Justice website features legal information questions, answers and next steps on police stops and searches, rights of an arrested person, alcohol and drug offences, bail, peace bonds, guilty pleas and sentencing, going to criminal court, and getting legal help in criminal law. Other credits Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is a […]

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Bail

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about bail, including What is bail? What happens at a bail hearing? Why would the police decide to bring someone to bail court? and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Being a surety

This LawFacts resource answers questions about being a surety, such as What is a surety?, Can I be a surety?, Will I have to speak in court if I want to be a surety?, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Infographic: What to do before your first appearance at criminal court

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has prepared an infographic that explains what you can expect at your first appearance. There is both an infographic and a text version of the information. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Criminal Law – Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario website includes what happens in criminal court if you are an accused person, if you are a victim, if you are a witness, if you are a young person charged with a criminal offence, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

What Sureties Need to Know

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website lists things you should think about before becoming a surety, including responsibilities and qualifications of a surety, ending your obligations as a surety, failure to obey a court order, and cash deposits.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Youth Criminal Justice Act

This section of the Justice for Children and Youth explains the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) by examining these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Helping Clients Deal with Criminal Arrest

Recorded on February 6, 2014 – Meant for community workers, this webinar looks at some of the legal issues facing people at point of arrest to help understand how we can minimize stress for clients who may face criminal charges.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime?

This booklet and accompanying poster are about the right of Aboriginal peoples, as a result of a case called Gladue, to have a judge take their background into account when setting bail or deciding on a sentence. The booklet explains the kind of information a judge needs in order to apply Gladue, when to give the judge this information, and where to go for help.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2009

Bail

Bail is a term that refers to the release of an accused person from custody while waiting for a criminal trial. This article explains what happens at a bail hearing, and what the courts consider in deciding whether or not to grant bail. It also explains the forms (or types) of release orders and the terms (or conditions) the court may put on an accused person who is granted bail.

Available in:

English

Format:

Newsletter

Produced/Updated In:

2006

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