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Broke the Law in Brampton?
Here's What You Can Do

Brampton is a Canadian city in the greater Toronto area. Although it’s more of a suburban city than its busier neighbours, it still has a greater crime rate than that of Toronto. According to Numbeo’s crime comparison database, Toronto has a moderate level of crime, while Brampton’s is high. The numbers are changeable, and within any large metropolitan area crime is expected due to the large density of people living in a smaller area. However, it’s still an interesting figure and highlights how anyone can end up being caught in some sort of crime by breaking the law. If this is you, then there are a few steps you need to follow. 

Stay Calm

This is the most important. You don’t want to do anything stupid and make things worse for yourself. Remember, Brampton is a city with fairly low levels of corruption, while Canada on the whole is also pretty low. It means you’ll get a fair trial, and a chance to defend yourself. The point is, you need to pick your battles and fight them at the right time. The right time is in the courtroom with the right people in your corner, namely a lawyer or legal council who knows what they’re doing. The right advice can be the difference between a heavy or light sentence. So, stay calm, and follow the police or lawmakers instructions until you can bring legal counsel on board.

Find The Right Lawyer

It sounds easy enough, but finding the right lawyer when you’re under a lot of pressure can be hard. It’s simple when you don’t actually need one, and you’ve got the time to sit down, take your time and find one which suits your needs. When you’re in a pinch and need one asap, the decision can become overwhelming. Luckily, Brampton, being a larger suburban city, has a lot of lawyers. Simply searching for criminal lawyer brampton will yield a multitude of results... but how do you find the right one? First, you ensure they’ve got a strong case history for the infraction in which you’re defending (for example, assault, fraud, or driving offences.). Then you need to check their “about” page to make sure the lawyer in question has the right kind of qualifications. After this, give them a call and you’ll be able to sound them out and see if they offer the right kind of procedure for you.

Brampton Proceedings

Knowing how things are going to go administration wise is helpful as it’ll help calm your nerves and you’ll know what to expect. Check in with Brampton court services so you can see a lot of information regarding times, cases, steps, etc. For examples, if you’ve been ticketed and have decided to go to trial, you’ll know that the court offers three different steps.

  1. Pay the ticket (penalty notice)
  2. Request a screening review
  3. Request a trial

This is just an example but helps put things into perspective. If you take a step back and learn the proceedings, everything will be a little less alien and you’ll have some time to appreciate all that’s going on. Your lawyer can help you with this, but if you’ve got the time and inclination there’s nothing wrong with applying some of your own research to help things along. If you’re travelling to court, make sure you know exactly where it is and where you’re going to park, arrive early if you can. The same applies if it’s a virtual hearing. Make sure all of your connections are working to a high standard that supports video conferencing because if you start dropping in and out you’ll be at a disadvantage.

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