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Court & Offences

Court & Offences

Drug Offences

The Controlled Drug and Substance Act, (C.D.S.A.) is dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice, Federal Division by a Federal appointed Crown from the department of Justice. Most people charged with a C.D.S.A. drug offence will be dealt with in this forum.
 

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Surety & Recognizance

A surety is a person that has entered into an agreement with the court to take responsibility for a person charged with an offence. Sureties are required to agree to certain terms and conditions imposed by the court. They may also be required to make cash deposits or sign documents pledging an amount of money.

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Seized Vehicles

When a vehicle is seized the police will ensure the vehicle is safe and secure. Ordinarily the vehicle will be towed to the police impound yard in the geographical area in which it is seized. The police will then make an effort to contact the Registered Owner of the vehicle. This may not always be the person that had been recently driving it.

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Fingerprinting

In order to comply with the requirements of their release from custody, people charged with a criminal offence must attend the police station to have their fingerprints and photograph taken. The date to have that done will be specified in the release documents provided to them when they are released from custody.

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Type of Release

In cases where a person is arrested and charged with a serious offence they may be held in custody. All arrested persons must be brought before a representative of the court within twenty - four hours of the time of arrest for the detention to be addressed. This court process is known as a bail hearing.

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Domestic Violence

It is the policy of the Kingston Police Service to protect human life by vigorously investigating incidents of domestic/family violence and supporting victims through a coordinated community response designed to improve the quality of life.

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Driving Offences

There are many different types of driving offences. Driving offences are dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice, Criminal Court or the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, depending on the type of offence.

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Crisis Support

Find contact information for local institutions and services when you are in need of support. 

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