A paralegal may represent an accused person charged with a summary conviction offence. The penalty for a summary conviction offence is a $5000 fine or a jail term of six months or both. A paralegal may represent an accused person where the Crown elects to proceed summarily with a hybrid offence as long as the general penalty of a maximum of six months imprisonment or a $5000 fine or both applies. Until the Crown makes an election to proceed by way of a summary conviction offence or by an indictable offence, a hybrid offence is deemed to be an indictable offence.
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