How to lay criminal charges against anyone you believe has committed a criminal offence. Excerpt with permission from David Lindsay’s book “The Annotated Criminal Charging Procedure in Canada” The laying of criminal charges by members of the public is a right steeped in the antiquity of the common law, going back centuries.This procedure, despite its critical importance, remains unknown to the majority of Canadians, who still believe that the only persons authorized to lay criminal charges are State officials, including the police. The historical and present problem we face with the police laying charges, as it has been since the beginning of organized police forces, as opposed to the responsibility of every man in society to so do, is plain and obvious: police do not like to charge and generally will not charge government officials or others with lots of power, unless and until there is far too much publicity to refuse to so do. This refusal by the police to charge themselves and/or those higher up the chain of power, including corporate leaders, leaves many people believing that they have no redress to justice. Nothing is further from the truth! Our goal is to show you not only how to lay charges, but how to word them, how to get your case to trial, and actions to be wary of from court officials and judges who may attempt to thwart issuing a summons or warrant against your accused, due to political or other considerations. This work then, is directed to those whose desire (or necessity) is to charge government officials, especially where the police will not. To purchase a copy of David Lindsay’s e-book, contact David at email@example.com. The book contains the full procedures for laying criminal charges - with emphasis on charging government officials who break the law.