2.1 Your Charge

2.1 Understanding Your Charge

Your charge is the accusation that the Crown (government) is making against you. Understanding your charge is essential to winning.

Being charged does NOT mean that you are guilty. Unless you admit to the charge through a guilty plea, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Once you request a trial, it is the government’s responsibility to make a case against you. The burden is on them! If they cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty, you will win your case.

If you are charged with an offence, you have a right to review the case against you before a trial, so you have fair chance to defend yourself. This is essential to winning!

To learn more about your charge, click here.