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appearance notice

a legal document usually issued for less serious offence, compelling an accused person to appear in court

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arrest

legally depriving someone of liberty by seizing or touching the person to indicate that he or she is in custody

3

arrest warrant

a written court order directing the arrest of a suspect

4

bench warrant

an arrest warrant issued directly by the judge when an accused person fails to appear in court

5

bail

the temporary release of an accused who posts money or some other security

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detention

legally depriving someone of liberty for the purpose of asking questions with or without physical restraint

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line-up

a grouping of people shown to a victim or a witness for the per pose of identifying the perpetrator

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information

a statement given under oath informing the court of the details of the offence

9

peace officer

a person responsible for keeping the public peace, such as a mayor, police officer, or customs officer

10

promise to appear

a signed agreement that an accused person will appear in court at the time of the trial

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reasonable grounds

information that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that the suspect had committed a criminal offence

12

recognizance

a guarantee that the accused will appear in court when required, penalty fine pup to 500

13

reverse onus

the burden of proof shifts to the defence

14

search warrant

a court document that gives the police the right to search a specific location

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show-cause hearing

a judicial hearing where the crown or the accused has to convince the judge either to detain or release the accused before trial

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summons

a legal document issued for indictable offences, ordering an accused person to appear in court

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surety

a person who agrees to make a payment if the accused does not appear at trial

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telewarrant

a search warrant obtained by phone or fax