Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

Toronto Defence Lawyer

Your rights and freedoms as a Canadian citizen are stated in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Your rights are paramount and a breach or violation of these rights in the course of police questioning and/or investigation may produce evidence which is considered “fruit of a poisonous tree”. If evidence against you has been produced under false pretense or violation of your rights, this evidence can then be considered inadmissible and your charges may be thrown out altogether. Consult Jeffrey I. Reisman prior to entering any type of plea or accepting responsibility for any charges. Having charges laid against you does not allow for violation of your rights, not at a police or judiciary level. You are entitled to many rights and freedoms, even within the course of detainment and trial. You should never have your rights violated and such violations can change the outcome of your case. Your freedom depends on hiring an experienced and qualified Toronto defence lawyer like Jeffrey I. Reisman who is focused on your rights and will fight for you and your freedom.

The guarantee of basic fundamental civil liberties is contained within The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is applicable to everyone in Canada. Section 7-14 outline the legal rights and deal with such matters as the right to life, liberty and security; the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure; the rights of an accused upon arrest; the right of an accused to certain proceedings in criminal and penal matters; and the right not to be subject to cruel and unusual punishment.

Section 7: This section addresses the right to life, liberty and security of the person.

Section 8: Protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

Section 9: States everyone has the right not to be imprisoned or detained arbitrarily.

Section 10: Pertains to rights upon arrest, such as, the right to contact your lawyer and the right to habeas corpus (to be taken before a judge).

Section 10: Pertains to rights upon arrest, such as, the right to contact your lawyer and the right to habeas corpus (to be taken before a judge).

Section 12: Protects against cruel and unusual punishment.

Section 13: reads “A witness who testifies in any proceedings has the right not to have any incriminating evidence so given used to incriminate that witness in any other proceedings, except in a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence.

Section 14: This is the last section of the “legal rights” portion of the charter. It dictates the right to the presence of an interpreter for anyone who does not speak the language or is deaf during any court proceedings.

If your charter rights have been violated, Jeffrey I. Reisman will defend and uphold your rights, no one should experience a loss of rights or freedoms when being charged with a crime. Being accused of a crime does not negate your rights nor does it allow for gross violations of your freedoms.

You can find more details about The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms here:

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/Const_index.html

Contact Jeffrey Reisman directly today at 647.351.HELP or 647.351.4357

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