If you have been arrested, detention is a place where you can be held until your case comes up in court. You will not be allowed to go home until the court says so. You can be detained if the judge or justice of the peace believes it is necessary to protect the public or […]
Usually you will be held in a place designated for young people. You may be held in: A facility with doors that are locked all the time, A facility that has areas where you can be locked up, A facility where the doors are not locked, or The custody of a responsible adult.
You will generally be held in a place separate from where adults are being held. Where separate buildings are not available, you may be held in the same building as adults but must be separated. Also, a court can give permission for you to be held in the same place as an adult. The court […]
If the judge decides you should be detained until your case is heard the provincial director can apply to the court to have you held in an adult facility but you have a right to voice your opinion.
If the judge decides that you should be detained until your case is heard, you will be held in an adult facility, and you do not have the right to voice your opinion.
Yes. As soon as possible after you are arrested and detained, the police contact your parent(s). They will tell your parent(s) where you are and why you are being detained.
Not necessarily. If you are detained after your arrest, the police must bring you before the court within 24 hours or as soon as possible to have the court decide on whether to release you or continue to detain you until your trial. This is called a bail hearing.
The crown attorney must show the judge why you should remain in detention because, you will not show up for court unless you are detained, or you will probably commit another crime if you are released, for example, if you have been charged with a more serious offence, if you have other previous charges or […]
By showing that: You will not show up for court unless you are detained, or You will probably commit another crime if you are released. This may be done by showing you have made a statement to police admitting to the offence, that you have other charges and criminal convictions, or that you have failed […]
The judge must let you go after you have signed a form promising to be in court on a certain date.