Can a person delay the date of a summons for minor shoplifting because they are working hundreds of miles away in the bush treeplanting? .or plead guilty from afar without having to appear?
Province/Territory relating to question: British Columbia
My son is away in eastern bc working in the bush. He has been summoned to appear in western bc (vancouver island) for minor shoplifting.He was served by mail to his address, and I opened the mail.I have not yet been able to contact him.It will be a great inconvenience for him to travel back to the island. Can he just plead guilty?
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Hi,He can plead guilty yes, but before doing so it would be important to hire a lawyer to discuss a plea settlement with the Crown.He could get an absolute discharge if it is his first offense, which could permit him to be able to travel more easily out of the country.Even though it's a minor offense, he is still being accused in a criminal Court.For this reason, if he cannot or does not want to attend a hearing, it is very important to hire a Vancouver lawyer to manage this case.I hope my answer sends you in the right direction. I'd be glad to answer follow-up questions.If and when we are done, please do not forget to kindly press the "ACCEPT" button so the site will release the portion of the funds you already paid that Go to the expert.Best regards,Jeremie XXXXX XXXXX