Vancouver Criminal Law – What Happens After My First Appearance?
After full disclosure has been made and all materials have been carefully reviewed, together we will decide what the best course of action is for you to take. The seriousness of the charge and strength of the Crown's case are important factors that will need to be taken into account before deciding how to proceed. There are several factors to consider such as which Court to elect trial in (Provincial or Supreme Court – judge alone or jury), whether to request a Preliminary Inquiry, and of course these decisions must take into account the Crown's initial sentencing position (ISP). This will all be carefully reviewed with you so that you fully understand all of your available options.