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Statements to Police: The “Voluntariness” Requirement

Prior to consulting with counsel, and even sometimes after speaking with counsel, individuals often say things to police that are incriminating.  An incriminating statement or utterance is a piece of evidence that tends to connect the statement (or utterance) maker with a criminal act.  The Crown Attorney may attempt to rely on this evidence at a trial to bolster or improve their case against the accused. The general rule is that evidence that is relevant and material is admissible at [...]