Right to Life, Liberty, Security
“Life, Liberty, and Security” as Legal Defence
Breach of the right to life, liberty and security of the person
(Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms).
What this Means
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out certain rights that a person has. Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires that laws or state/police conduct do not interfere with life, liberty and security of the person except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
In Canada, every person has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with basic principles that are consistent with our society’s notions of justice and fair and due process.
If we are successful at establishing that one or more of your rights under the Charter were violated, we may be able to get evidence critical to the case against you thrown out (for example; drugs, guns, breath samples, financial records) or we may even be able to get the entire case against you thrown out.
At Every Defence, we have successfully defended hundreds of cases by showing that our clients’ rights under the Charter were breached.
Charged with a Criminal Offence? Get Every Defence.
Do not plead guilty without discussing your case with a lawyer. Many criminal offences have mandatory minimum sentences and a conviction will often result in a lengthy jail sentence. Being found guilty may result in negative employment, immigration and personal consequences to you and your family for years to come.