What is a Crown Pre-Trial?

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The Crown Pre-Trial, or “CPT”, is an extremely important stage of a criminal case.  The CPT is a meeting between your lawyer and the crown attorney with the purpose of discussing your case and any issues that may arise.  As each case is different, there may be a single meeting or there may be several meetings lasting several weeks or months depending on the issues at hand.  From the perspective of a criminal lawyer, the purpose of a CPT is to essentially humanize the client, point out weaknesses in the crown’s case and negotiate the best possible result in the case.  The objective is simple: to avoid or minimize any jail time, to avoid a criminal record, and if possible, to secure a withdrawal of the charges against you. Crown attorneys have a duty and obligation to withdraw criminal charges where there is no reasonable prospect of conviction, and/or, it is not in the public interest to proceed.  Some of the issues that are commonly discussed during the Crown Pre-Trial include:

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