Breaches and Other Offences against Justice System

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

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.