Sexual Crimes

If you are a victim of sexual crime, you can get legal information and support from the RISE program. If you are a friend, family member, or service provider to a victim, you are also welcome to contact RISE. Visit www.risepei.com, or call or text 902-218-6143. If you are looking for legal information because you…

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Sentencing

This pamphlet gives you some information about sentencing in criminal court. If you are charged with a criminal offence, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of a criminal offence, the judge will decide what punishment you receive. This is called sentencing.

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Know Trespassing

Property owners may give written (including posted signage) or verbal notice of restrictions on the property. If the person will not leave, the property owner can call the police. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts about trespassing: Don’ts Don’t enter without permission: a lawn, a garden, an orchard, a golf course, a fenced…

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Criminal Trial Procedure

If you’ve been charged with a crime and your case has not been diverted from the courts system, you will usually answer to the charge in a criminal court. Tips for when you go to court: Dress neatly and arrive early Ask for directions to the courtroom being used for your case at the front…

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A Guide for Witnesses

You may be called as a witness for either a criminal or civil trial. This publication is for anyone who wants to be informed about being a witness and testifying in court. You can download the publication below. Before You Testify in Court Testifying in Court

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Court Orders for Your Protection

As of March 1st, 2021, there were significant changes to family law on PEI. Some of the information on this page may be out of date. It will be updated soon. The Court Orders for Your Protection publication has been reviewed by experts and is up to date. This booklet will explain some court orders…

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