Hello Mr. Robins,
While we appreciate you taking the time to write to us, your assessment is unfortunately wrong; in fact to make the adjustment you suggest would be misinformation.
How to call the court list and whether to proceed to trial or withdraw a charge is the exclusive prerogative of the Prosecution. There is no ‘thinks’ about it – it is the Prosecutor’s court to run as he or she see’s fit. Neither the sitting Justice, nor the Police, not the Defence can tell the Prosecution which cases to proceed with, what order to call cases in, nor whether to withdraw any charge or take a guilty plea to a lesser offence on any charge. If a matter proceeds to trial, it is the Prosecution that determines the order of witnesses for the Crown and asks questions on behalf of the Crown. If you are a licensed Paralegal, then you should already know this? Have you had any formal legal training?
If you are not a licensed legal service provider, or frankly even if you are, it is unclear to me why you would believe that information written by a qualified legal practitioner is ‘misinformation’ based on the criteria that it is not what you would ‘agree with’?? This will, with respect, not be the benchmark for the content of our website as we will not be substituting another person’s opinion for our own.
Kevin R. Burrows, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Barrister & Solicitor, President, Ticket Defenders Professional Corporation
Subject Other (any/all other driving charges)
Name Steve Robins
Inquiry I ran across a section in your website titled “why hire former
prosecutors.” The first line of the second paragraph states; “In the Court
system it is the Prosecutor that runs the Court.” If you mean to say ” . .
. it is the prosecutor who *thinks* he/she runs the Court”, then I would
tend to agree with you. However, the way the statement is set out in the
paragraph is clearly mis-information and should be removed.