Election by the Crown
Filed Under: Criminal Law
2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).
Criminal Procedure 4/e$75.00 – $120.00
Hybrid offences can be tried either by indictment or on summary conviction. The Crown elects which mode of trial will be used.
Trauma, Trials, and Transformation
Guiding sexual assault victims through the legal system and beyond$29.95 – $47.92
The choice given to the Crown to decide whether to prosecute cases involving dual procedure offences as a summary conviction or an indictable offence. The Crown is more likely to proceed by indictment if the circumstances of the offence are more serious than a typical case, or if the accused is a repeat offender.