Breaches and Other Offences against Justice System

People often come into our office saying “oh it’s nothing, this is my first offence, why do I need to pay for a lawyer?”

Ottawa Justice System Crimes

Many people do not realize that offences against the justice system are treated very seriously, even for first time offenders. Why?

Imagine if word got out that some guy breached a court order but was treated with leniency. This would tend to discourage people from wanting to follow their own Court orders.

Examples of offences against the administration of justice are:

  • Not following a family Court order or other order of a judge;
  • Breaching probation;
  • Breaching an undertaking, recognizance or otherwise breaching bail conditions;
  • Failing to adhere to a conditional sentence order (usually, but not always, house arrest breaches);
  • Not following a peace bond / section 810 order / recognizance to keep the peace;
  • Obstructing a police officer in the lawful execution of his duties (often by giving a false name);
  • Resisting arrest;
  • Obstruction of Justice and Perjury.

If you have been charged with any of these things, you should get a criminal defence lawyer immediately.