If you are being investigated or charged with a crime you should speak to a lawyer and seek legal representation. Being convicted of a crime can have wide ranging impacts on your life and you could go to jail. For this reason, it is important that you get advice from a lawyer. This Guidebook provides an overview of the adult criminal court process, but does not cover every situation. For more detailed information see the Criminal Law Handbook for Self-Represented Litigants.
NOTE: This Guidebook does not provide legal advice and must not be used as a substitute for the advice that a lawyer may provide. This Guidebook provides general information to help people with criminal matters in the BC Supreme Court.