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CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982

SCHEDULE B

CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982

PART I

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

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LEGAL RIGHTS

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PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL AND PENAL MATTERS

11.-Any person charged with an offense has the right

to be informed without unreasonable delay of the specific offense;

b. to be tried within a reasonable time;

c. not to be compelled to be a witness in proceedings against that person in respect of the offense;

d. to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal;

e. not to be denied reasonable bail without just cause;

f. except in the case of an offense under military law tried before a military tribunal, to the benefit of trial by jury where the maximum punishment for the offense is imprisonment for five years or a more severe punishment;

g. not to be found guilty on account of any act or omission unless, at the time of the act or omission, it constituted an offense under Canadian or international law or was criminal according to the general principles of law recognized by the community of nations;

h. if finally acquitted of the offense, not to be tried for it again and, if finally found guilty and punished for the offense, not to be tried or punished for it again; and

i. if found guilty of the offense and if the punishment for the offense has been varied between the time of commission and the time of sentencing, to the benefit of the lesser punishment.

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