What is a Crown pre-trial?
Question & AnswerWhat is a Crown pre-trial?
Your first package of will have instructions on how to schedule a Crown pre-trial.
The Crown pre-trial is the first chance to talk to the Crown about your case. The discussion takes place in private outside the courtroom. You should schedule a Crown pre-trial as soon as you have enough disclosure to have a meaningful talk about your case.
The main purpose of the pre- is to identify issues that might be raised at trial. You may also discuss ways to resolve your case, and the the Crown is asking for if you .
Be very careful about what you say to the Crown. Do not talk about what happened in your case at your Crown pre-trial. You don't want to accidentally say something during a pre-trial that the Crown can later use against you if you decide to and have a trial.
A lawyer or can help you understand what you should talk about and what you should not talk about with the Crown at a pre-trial. It's a good idea to talk to a lawyer or duty counsel before you have any discussions with the Crown.