Hot Off the Press — If You’re Charged with a Crime


We updated this easy-to-understand pamphlet with a new design and revised content before reprinting it. If You’re Charged with a Crime outlines:

  • what happens when someone is charged with a criminal offence,
  • the first steps in the court process and the different options that might be available,
  • the accused person’s legal rights, and
  • how to get legal aid or other legal help.

Previous editions of this pamphlet are no longer current; please recycle.