What is risk to liberty and how is it determined?

Risk to liberty means it is likely that a person accused of a crime will face jail time if found guilty. If you qualify for legal aid and there is a risk to your liberty, you may be eligible for a certificate to cover the cost of a lawyer to represent you.

Risk to liberty is determined by the seriousness of your charge(s), whether you have other charges already before the courts, if you have a criminal record, and the criminal case circumstances to determine the risk to liberty.

Call us at 1-800-668-8258 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST) to find out if your charge(s) pose a risk to liberty to find out if your charge(s) pose a risk to liberty.