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Laying of charges

After the police complete their investigation, the police officer in charge of the matter either decides that no charge is to be laid and releases the person, or charges the person by saying that he or she has committed an offence. The accused is usually given a copy of the charges. If not, a copy should be requested, as well as a copy of any bail agreement which may have been entered into.

Laying of charges  :  Last Revised: Wed Jun 16th 2004
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