Glossary of Legal Terms
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.
A court order that specifies who is the primary caregiver and when the other parent/guardian can see the child.
The Supreme Court of Canada has said that reasonable doubt “falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of probabilities” and “that something less than absolute certainty is required, and that something more than probable guilt is required."
Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly