Displaying items by tag: POA

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 17:39

Rules of the Ontario Court - Steps of a Trial

If you are charged with committing a provincial offence (POA) in Chatham-Kent, your trial will be held at the Ontario Court of Justice. If you are self-represented, be sure to review the Rules. The most important of these, as they pertain to a trial, are summarized below.

Saturday, 17 August 2019 10:40

Types of Provincial Offences

There are three types of provincial offences: mens rea, strict liability and absolute liability. The type of offence has consequences for both the prosecutor and the defendant. A two-step analysis may be used to identify the type of offence.