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Sentences in Canadian Criminal Law

The sentencing phase of the criminal court process is triggered when either the accused person enters a guilty plea or they are found guilty at a trial.  The purpose of a sentencing hearing is for the court to determine the fit and appropriate outcome or “punishment” for the offence(s) committed.  The principles and purposes of sentencing with respect to adults (i.e. individuals who are 18 years or over) are found in the Criminal Code of Canada, while those that [...]