Cross-examination is when one party, or their lawyer if they have one, questions the other party's witnesses. The purpose of cross-examination is to test how true and reliable a witness' answers are.
The Crown Attorney, sometimes called the prosecutor, is a government lawyer who presents the case against the person accused of a crime in criminal court. They work for the government and are not the victim's lawyer.
Crown prosecutors, also known as prosecutors, Crown counsel, or the Crown, are lawyers employed by the Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
The Crown has a duty to make sure that all available legal proof of the facts is presented fairly. The Crown’s job is not about winning or losing. The Crown is an officer of the court, and a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
This form may be part of your disclosure. It is also known as a charge screening form. The form tells you how the Crown plans to deal with your charges, including:
- what kind of sentence the Crown will ask for
- whether some of your charges will be dropped if you plead guilty early
- whether you've been approved for diversion
This information will help you decide how you want to deal with your charges.
A Crown ward is a child under the age of 18 years who has been taken away from their parents’ care by the court and is in the care of a children’s aid society (CAS). The CAS makes all of the decisions for the child that their parents would normally make.
A curriculum is a document that explains what students are expected to learn and how they will learn those things. Some curriculum documents include details such as:
- specific lessons and activities,
- books or resources to use, and
- how to test or assess the student.
Some curriculum documents just say what knowledge and skills students should learn.
A custodial sentence is a sentence that involves a period of jail time.
Custody is the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. It includes the right to make decisions about the child's health, education, and religion. Custody is not about who the child lives with or how much time a child spends with each parent.
Other people can also apply to the court for custody, for example, grandparents.
When you are in custody it means that you are detained and are not free to go. You may be held in custody by the police, or by correctional officers in jail.
A conditional sentence is also considered custody, even though the restriction on your liberty occurs in the community (usually house arrest).