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Criminal & Provincial Offences

You may be charged with a provincial offence under provincial laws, such as The Traffic Safety Act or The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, or a criminal offence under federal laws such as the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Offences

Criminal offences are determined by the federal government and are the same across Canada. Provincial and territorial laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Proof of Offences

No one can be convicted of an offence unless all the elements of the case against them can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Defences

A person charged with a criminal offence may choose to defend the charge in court. Depending on the charge and the circumstances, there may be a number of defences open to the individual, including self-defence, provocation, alibi and defence of property.

PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.

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PLEA gratefully acknowledges our primary core funder the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their continuing and generous support of our organization.