Criminal law – More legal information
Demanding money when accused of shoplifting
If you are being asked to pay money after you or your child has been accused of shoplifting, see our LEARN LAW Column: Shoplifting Demand Letters for what to do.
Trouble finding work due to a criminal record
A criminal record shows if you have been convicted of a crime. You can ask to remove a conviction from your record under certain circumstances. This is called a record suspension. Read Criminal Records and Your Employment for information.
Cannabis use in Canada
Tickets and Fines
Find information about what to do when you’ve received a ticket or fine on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Justice Ontario website.
Other sources of legal information
Preparing for court
CourtPrep.ca is a site for youth preparing for court.
Children and youth
Justice for Children and Youth is a legal clinic that offers select legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity. They have many publications, pamphlets and newsletters, including ones on youth criminal justice.
Legal Aid Ontario
Lawfacts.ca is a legal information resource from Legal Aid Ontario.
Ministry of Attorney General
The Ministry’s criminal law page links to information such as what happens in criminal court if you are an accused person or if you are a witness, and more.
The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) has developed a guidebook to help caregivers and service providers of older adults and adults with age-related conditions navigate the justice system.
Ontario Court of Justice
The Ontario Court of Justice has guides for people who are representing themselves at court:
- Guide for Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
- Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases
- Guide to Appeals in Provincial Offences Cases
- Criminal Court Rules and Forms