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Right to Silence

The right to remain silent is the right of an individual not to make a statement when questioned. It exists in many legal systems, including Canada. A person questioned by a police officer is not obligated to respond. Silence in front of the police or court of law cannot be used against you. Basically, remaining … Read more »

Know Your Rights #1 – Criminal Laws in Canada

criminal laws in canada

If you have been charged with an offence, and are not taken into custody (i.e. the police station or jail), you will be given a piece of paper that is a ticket or summons which has information that tells you what you have been charged with and may provide you options.  Typically, a ticket, such … Read more »