Resources for Criminal Cases

Getting a lawyer or legal advice
Information on criminal law
Preparing for a criminal trial
Laws
Victims
On this website

Getting a lawyer or legal advice

  • Lawyer Referral Service - consult with a lawyer for 30 minutes for $25+ tax
  • How to apply for Legal Aid - the Legal Services Society provides free lawyers for some criminal charges to people who meet financial criteria
  • LSS Call Centre - phone to find out if you qualify for legal aid services - telephone interpreters can be arranged for people who don’t speak English
  • Access Pro Bono - free legal advice and lawyers’ services

Information on Criminal Law

  • Justice BC - Criminal Justice - information and services for witnesses, victims of crime and the public – including how the criminal justice system works; B.C. Corrections; bail, parole suspension; and more
  • Justice Education Society criminal law - links to information and resources including how a criminal trial works, peace bonds, alternative measures, how to set a trial date and more
  • If You Are Charged with a Crime - the Legal Services Society describes the court process, options. your legal rights, what a lawyer can do, how to find a lawyer, and how to get legal aid or other legal help
  • Clicklaw - legal information and resources designed for the public on a variety of topics

Preparing for a criminal trial

Laws

Victims

On this website