Dealing with arrest

So you've been arrested: what happens next? Do you need a lawyer? How do you fight your charge?

Never fear, no matter where you are or what your legal query may be, the resources below can help you figure out next steps. Knowing your rights is half the battle. The rest is dealing with the outcome. These provincial guides and legal aid links will help you keep out of legal trouble no matter where you roam. Just visiting? Check out this legal primer for activists attending protests in Canada.



 Legal Aid



Nova Scotia

Legal aid 

New Brunswick

Guide to legal aid


Surprise! We have rights?: Guide French and English versions from Collectif Opposé à la Brutalité Policière 



Know your legal rights

Legal guide for activists

Law Union of Ontario


Legal Aid


Pro Bono Students Canada


 Legal Aid 

British Colombia

The Arrest Handbook (multi-language)

BC Civil Liberties


Public legal education

Legal Aid


Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik Legal Services

North West Territories

 Legal Aid

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