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Police Trespassing: Charter Rights and Private Property

As you may know, ‘Charter rights’ refer to the rights and protections you are guaranteed under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In criminal law, the most important Charter rights are found in sections 7 to 14, collectively called your ‘legal rights.’ They are called legal rights because they apply specifically to legal proceedings and interactions with the police. One of these Charter rights, ...

Can I travel if there is a warrant for my arrest?

If you have a provincial or Canada-wide warrant for your arrest, it should be dealt with to avoid travel restrictions to international destinations, including the United States. Domestic travel within Canada should not be an issue, however, if airport security is informed of a warrant by the RCMP, it may restrict your ability to travel domestically. If this article, we explore international, ...

What is an arrest warrant?

In Canada, there are different types of warrants that can be issued by the court for your arrest including an arrest warrant, a bench warrant, a bench warrant to hold, and a telewarrant. Arrest Warrants An arrest warrant is a document that is endorsed by the court which identifies the name of an accused, the offence that the accused is alleged to have ...

How to Find Out If There Is a Warrant for My Arrest?

The most common ways to find out about an arrest warrant include making an inquiry at your local police station, contacting a court clerk, or hiring a criminal defence lawyer. Options which do not involve retaining a criminal defence lawyer can be risky, as it is possible you will be arrested and have little to no insight about how to resolve your case ...

How do I get rid of a warrant for my arrest?

It is important to know that if a warrant has been issued for your arrest it will not go away with time. In Canada, a warrant for a person’s arrest never expires. It continues to exist until you deal with the matter or until you encounter the police and are arrested. You cannot get rid of a warrant by simply “lying low” and hoping ...

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