The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society.
The Charter is one part of the Canadian Constitution. The Constitution is a set of laws containing the basic rules about how our country operates.
Law enforcement officials have to abide within these laws even if they are investigating possible criminal activity.
It is important to know your rights as not everyone that is accused of a crime is guilty. Being innocent does not mean you should waive your rights. Being guilty does not mean you should have your rights violated either.
There is a also a huge stigma around being investigated or being accused of a crime. In today’s “cancel culture” world, individuals are treated as guilty before all facts are known.
This is why it is important that you deal with any accusations immediately. Contacting a defence lawyer even if you have not been charged should always be the first step.
This is also why I offer a Free Consultation so people can have some understanding of what their rights are in a situation where you or someone you know is being accused of a crime.
If you live in Canada and are in need of a criminal defence lawyer, please contact David Karp today for a free consultations online or call or text David directly at 604.218.0840, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .