Our Legal Rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Life, Liberty, and Security of person.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived of these except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
Search or Seizure
Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.
Detention and arrest
Everyone has the right not to be detained or imprisoned without reason
Treatment or punishment
The right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
A witness who testifies in any proceedings has the right not to have any incriminating evidence used against them in any other proceedings, except in a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of Conflicting evidence.
A party or witness in any proceedings who does not understand, speak the language that is being used or who is deaf has the right to the assistance of an interpreter.
Proceedings in criminal and penal matters
anybody charged with an offence has the right to :
- To be tried within a reasonable time;
- To be assumed innocent until proven guilty;
- Not to be forced into being a witness in proceedings;
- Not to be denied reasonable bail without lawful reason;
- Except in the case of an offence under military law tried before a military tribunal the maximum punishment for the offence is imprisonment for five years or a more severe punishment;
- Not to be found guilty because of any act or failed act unless, at the time of the act, it was not legal
- If finally convicted of the offence, not to be tried or punished for it again; and
- If found guilty of the offence and if the punishment for the offence has been changed between the commission and the sentencing, to the benefit of the lesser punishment.
- To be informed without illogical delay of the current offence;