Should I plead guilty?

When you’re charged with a crime, you can either:

  • complete a program or , if the Crown agrees

If you plead guilty, you will likely be and sentenced. You should not plead guilty if you didn’t commit the crime you’ve been charged with. And, don’t plead guilty until you’ve thought carefully about your options. Think about the Crown’s case against you and what can happen if you plead guilty.

You can only plead guilty if:

  • you admit that you did the crime
  • no one is pressuring you
  • you understand what might happen when you plead guilty

If you plead not guilty, you will likely have a and will only be sentenced if you’re found guilty.

Pleading guilty to a crime is a serious decision. You should speak with a lawyer or before you decide.

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