Criminal offences are listed in the Criminal Code of Canada. It is an ever-changing and complex area of law. Usually, (depending upon each case) individual(s) charged with summary offences are not held for bail hearings. Such individual(s) could either be arrested or detained briefly and released by the police with the issuance of a document such as an Appearance Notice (Form 9), Promise to Appear (Form 10), Undertaking, or Recognizance. Typically, they may include name, date of birth, address, date and place of the offence, wordings of the alleged offence, conditions, date and time for fingerprints/photo at a specific location and venue of the first court appearance.
Some examples of summary conviction offenses are:
Assault, theft, fraud, weapons charges, breaching probation orders, trespassing, causing a disturbance, impaired driving (operating low blood alcohol), drug offenses, dangerous driving, and more…
Always remember your Charter Rights: You are innocent until proven guilty.
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