What does HTA case status mean?

What does HTA case status mean?

HTA is an abbreviation for “held to answer.” That means the court held a preliminary hearing (or the defendant waived it) and the court found there was enough evidence to proceed to trial…

How do I find court decisions in Ontario?

Addresses and phone numbers for individual court locations can be accessed at this link: Judgments of the Ontario Court of Justice are also available on a number of subscription based services such as LexisNexis® Quicklaw™ and Westlaw Canada.

What does it mean to waive arraignment?

If the defendant is not in custody at the arraignment, the trial must start within 45 days of arraignment or plea, whichever is later. The defendant can “waive” (give up) the right to a speedy trial. This means the defendant agrees to have the trial after the required deadline (also known as “waiving time”).

What does it mean if the proceedings have been stayed?

Charges are “stayed” when a judge or a Crown decides that it would be bad for the justice system for the case to continue. This means the issue of guilt or innocence is never determined. Stays can be granted when the state has acted unfairly, including a failure to bring the case to trial in a timely manner.

What is a arraignment?

An arraignment is a hearing. It is where the court formally charges the person who abused you with the crime. the judge sets bail (the amount of money that the abusive person has to pay to get out of jail until their trial) and any conditions of bail (such as they can’t leave the state).

What does it mean when an order is not stayed?

It means that the Order takes effect immediately without delay.

How long do stayed charges last?

Stayed Charge – the definition of a “stayed charge” is a criminal charge that has been placed on hold and prosecution is discontinued. The charges that are stayed can be prosecuted within one year of the stay of proceedings. Typically, this can happen if new charges are laid.