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Constitutional Rights

Right to Trial Within a Reasonable time

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Section number:

11 (b)

Right to Trial Within a Reasonable time

11. Any person charged with an offence has the right

(b) to be tried within a reasonable time;

Where trial delay exceeds 18 months in Ontario Court, defence may wish to consider bringing an application for a stay of proceedings for unreasonable delay. Delay for a shorter period may be unreasonable for young persons.

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