If you have a legal question, and you live in Ontario, this site is for you.
LawFacts provides in-depth legal information and resources.

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About us

Criminal law + information + resources and documents = LawFacts

If you have a criminal legal question, and you live in Ontario, this site is for you. Legal Aid Ontario's LawFacts provides in-depth legal information and resources, with a focus on helping you navigate the criminal court system. Whether you, or a friend or family member have an upcoming court date and need some answers, or you’re just curious about criminal law in Ontario, you’re in the right place.

LawFacts is not legal advice. You should always try to speak with a lawyer or legal service provider if you have any legal issues.

How do I use LawFacts?

Search through our list of legal topics for step-by-step information about criminal law court processes. We cover everything from basic concepts such as attending your first court appearance to more complex processes such as sentencing Our catalogue of topics continues to grow, but if you would like to suggest a topic, let us know.

You can also get copies of useful forms, or use our comprehensive glossary to find definitions of some legal terms you’ll hear in court.

Who created LawFacts?

LawFacts was written and created by frontline Legal Aid Ontario lawyers and staff from across Ontario. Drawing on the knowledge of these people, who are in the courtrooms everyday, helping legal aid clients, was instrumental in creating this site.

What LawFacts is not

LawFacts is not legal advice. You should always try to speak with a lawyer or legal service provider if you have any legal issues.

Do you have any information on family law?

For information about family law, please visit the Family Law Information Program site.

Help, I need to apply for legal aid!

If you need legal aid, please visit the Legal Aid Ontario website.