GUILTY PLEA

If after reviewing the evidence, you have determined that the prosecution has a strong case against you and there is no plausable defence, you must prepare to enter a plea of guilty. Since this tutorial is designed for Part I Provincial Offences the maximum penalty you can receive under the provincial offences act is $500 plus a victim surcharge. Remember that if you are deciding to plead guilty, the prosecutor may offer you a lesser charge to save you a bit of money. So, it is a good idea to talk to the prosecutor before court and let the prosecutor know of your intention. The prosecutor may offer to amend your certificate to reflect a lesser charge. If the prosecutor does not offer, do not hesitate to ask him or her.

Once your name is called, appraoch the bench and say " Good Morning Your Worship, My name is ______ and I am prepared to enter a plea today. I am doing so voluntarily and I understand I am waiving my right to a trial."


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