Dismissal or Stay of Proceedings
If a charge is dismissed at trial or if crown counsel (the prosecutor) decides at some time prior to trial following a meeting with your counsel to enter a stay of proceedings (terminate the charge), there will be no criminal record. Sometimes, and in certain circumstances, we can persuade crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings or withdraw the charge prior to trial – even where the Crown initially refused to do so.
An example would be if certain evidence came to light that was not available to crown counsel at the time of the laying of the charge or we convince the Crown that there is no reasonable prospect of a successful prosecution.
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We also take cases in other regions so please call us if your area is not listed.
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