Criminal Law

Know your rights: Neuberger

By Joseph Neuberger

Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like this, you still have rights.

Under s. 10 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, everyone has the right on arrest or detention:

  1. To be informed promptly of the reasons therefor;
  2. To retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right; and
  3. To have the validity of the detention determined by way of habeas corpus and to be released if the detention is not lawful.

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