Administration of justice offences is committed when an individual disobeys a sentence from a previous conviction or pretrial conditions. It includes the breach of probation, failure to appear, comply with law conditions, and other offences. At Edmond O. Brown B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor, our lawyers are proud to represent you in all your administration of justice offence matters. We have the expertise, experience, and skills to advise you on a wide range of offences, including:
Breach of the Undertaking, Recognizance, or Probation
These offences will arise from violating a number of conditions that are imposed after the disposition or pending disposition of a charge. Probation is a form of supervisory order that is imposed as a part of the sentence, whereas, undertaking and recognizances are orders limited to an individual’s liberty while a charge is pending.
Fail to Attend Court
When you do not appear to court without any lawful excuse as ordered on the charges, you are found to be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment. The court can issue a bench warrant for your arrest for violating court orders.
Escape from Lawful Custody
An individual who escapes from lawful custody or before the expiration of imprisonment term, without any lawful excuse, he or she is guilty of a crime. Escape from lawful custody is an indictable offence and the individual is liable to imprisonment of not more than 2 years.
Obstruction of Justice
An individual who has a specific intent to defeat or obstruct the course of justice in a judicial proceeding is found to be guilty of a punishable offence. For the person who is convicted of obstruction of justice must know that the judicial proceeding was pending at the time and the connection between the proceedings and obstruct justice.
This is when an individual commits mischief with the intent to mislead or make false statements to an officer. This can lead to unnecessary investigations and may result in innocent third parties being suspected of having committed an offence.
Disobeying a Court Order
It is defined as being disobedient or disregard of a court order or any misconduct in the presence of a court. It is referred to as an indictable offence and the individual is liable to imprisonment of not more than two years.
Obstruction of a Peace Officer
An individual who intentionally obstructs or hinders a peace officer in the preservation of the pace or enforcement of the penal law is found to be guilty of a punishable offence and liable to imprisonment under the law.
Intimidation of a Justice System Participant
Anyone who is using violence against a justice system participant or journalist and anyone known to them, or causing damage or destroying the property of any of those participants is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment of not more than fourteen years.
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