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