What is detention?

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 […]

Where can I be detained?

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.

Can I ever be held in the same place as an adult while I am under 18?

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 […]

What will happen at my 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 […]

How can the prosecutor do this?

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 […]