Summary Criminal Offences
The most serious of crimes under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Paralegals are not permitted to represent you if charged with an Indictable Offence.
Hybrid or Dual Offences
A Hybrid or Dual Offense is one that can be charged either as an Indictable or as a Summary Offense.
The Crown Attorney’s Office has the discretion to decide if the matter is proceeded Summarily or by Indictment.
This is an election made, usually at your first appearance in Criminal Court or on your Adult Screening Form.
The least serious of offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada.
As a Paralegal, I can represent you in this matter.
Services would include, requesting disclosure and negotiating a settlement or defending you at trial.
First Appearance Hybrid or Dual
If you are charged with a Dual or Hybrid Offence, I can appear as an agent for you at your First court appearance.
I can then recommend a lawyer to assist you.