Glossary of Legal Terms
Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.
Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.
The aggregate of all charges and expenses – whether in the form of a fee, fine, penalty, commission or other similar charge or expense – paid or payable for the advancing of credit under an agreement or arrangement.
Lending money at an interest rate above 60 percent. Sometimes threats of harm or extortion are used to get repayment.
Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly