Glossary of Legal Terms
An interest or right to a property by someone who is not the homeowner. This will adversely affects a real property's use and value.
Hybrid offences fall between a summary and an indictable offence. The Crown prosecutor chooses whether to treat the offence as a summary or indictable offence.
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.
Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly