What is self-defence and when can it be used?

Simply put, self-defence is a defence to the criminal offence of assault. If you use force to stop an attacker, self-defence may apply. The burden of proof is on the crown to prove that self-defence is unavailable in the circumstances, rather than on the accused. Section 34 of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out …
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what happens if I miss my court date?

Following your arrest and after being charged with a criminal offence, you will be given a first court date. At the London courthouse, this will be in courtroom number 5. As soon as possible following you release, you should contact a lawyer to arrange a meeting to discuss your file. If you have not met …
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