11B Unreasonable Delay

11. Any person charged with an offence has the right
(b) to be tried within a reasonable time;

The next few pages provide information on how to make an application for a stay based on section 11b, which is the most common application provincial offences courts receive.

To make a strong argument, you need to understand how the court will evaluate your application and determine whether the delay was unreasonable.

To become familiar with the arguments and to see how courts judge applications for a stay, please review the following key legal precedents:

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