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Been Charged? Now What?

Understanding Summary Criminal Offenses in Ontario

At Magna Carta Legal Services, we comprehend the intricacies of summary criminal offenses, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada. Summary offenses are generally less severe crimes and are subject to streamlined legal proceedings. Our experienced paralegal services are dedicated to providing comprehensive support for individuals navigating these challenges in Ontario.

What are Summary Offences:
According to the Criminal Code of Canada, summary offences are less severe crimes that typically result in less severe penalties. These offenses are distinguished from indictable offenses, which are more serious in nature and often involve more complex legal processes.

Examples of Summary Offenses:

  • Theft Under $5,000:  Taking property without consent, where the value is less than $5,000.

  • Mischief: Willful damage or destruction of property, causing a disturbance.

  • Common Assault: Non-aggravated assault without causing bodily harm.

Our Services:

  • Legal Consultation: Receive personalized legal advice to comprehend the charges against you and explore potential defense strategies.

  • Case Evaluation: Thoroughly assess your case to determine the most effective course of action for your defense.

  • Court Representation: Professional representation during court proceedings to protect your rights and ensure your voice is heard.

  • Document Preparation: Expert assistance in preparing all necessary legal documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Negotiations and Settlements:  Skillful negotiations with the prosecution for potential settlements or plea bargains.

Why Choose Us:

  • Expertise: Benefit from our in-depth knowledge of Ontario's legal system, including the Criminal Code of Canada and its definitions of summary offenses.

  • Dedicated Support: We understand the stress of facing criminal charges. Our team is committed to providing compassionate and diligent support throughout the legal process.

  • Results-Driven Approach: We strive for favorable outcomes tailored to your unique situation, working towards minimizing the impact of summary offenses on your life.

If you are grappling with summary criminal charges in Ontario, trust Magna Carta Legal Services to be your advocate. Contact us for a confidential consultation, and let us guide you towards a resolution.

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