A lawyer should be able to help you with charges, work out timelines, consider which information to keep confidential, and decide what kind of complaint or process to use (for example a police complaint, human rights complaint, and other kinds of legal action). This might depend on what kind of compensation or other results you are looking for.
- You may be able to get free legal advice from Legal Aid or a free legal clinic in your province or territory. They might be able to help you with any charges against you, and in certain circumstances, they might be able to help you take other action against police.
- You may be able to find them through your province or territory’s lawyer referral service.
- You might be able to get a free consultation with a lawyer through your province or territory’s lawyer referral service.