This website provides an overview of BC Courts: Provincial Court, The Court of Appeal and BC Supreme Court.
BC Provincial Court Decisions
The Judgment Database noted below lists select judgments of the Provincial Court. Filkow Law use this and other private databases and legal references to find decisions that will enable them to prepare the best possible defence.
BC Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Judgment Database:
BC Provincial Court
The Provincial Court is the first level of trial court in British Columbia and hears criminal, criminal youth, family, child protection, small claims, and traffic cases.
Most Criminal Law Cases are resolved in Provincial Court, which sits in communities throughout BC. Filkow law criminal lawyers appear regularly in multiple provincial court locations, including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Kelowna.
The Federal Department of Justice publishes the Criminal Code of Canada online with regular updates.
Charter of Rights
The text of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
The complete text of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
British Columbia Legislation
This website provides official and regularly updated versions of BC Statutes and Regulations at the new BC Laws website. While BC Criminal Law is exclusively under the legislative authority of the Federal Government, many BC laws govern Criminal Law procedure.
Canadian Bar Association website
The CBA is the largest professional association for lawyers. Information on a number of initiatives to enhance legal practice are available on their website.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
This non-profit organization maintains a search engine that provides access to a number of judgments of courts across Canada. BC Criminal Law cases are available from all levels of court.