Many people who have been accused of committing a crime believe that if they do not provide a statement to the police that they will look guilty, or as though they have something to hide. However, choosing to refrain from speaking to the police is a fundamental right that is protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For this reason, no adverse inference can be drawn from your refusal to provide a statement to the police.
If you believe you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, and the police have asked you to provide them with a statement, contact us immediately. We can help you understand your rights and obligations when speaking with the police, and can help you navigate the complex process of addressing and resolving your criminal charges.