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What is a finding of guilt?

 

A “finding of guilt” is a ruling by the judge. It occurs after the facts have been read out, and the accused agrees with the facts that amount to a criminal offence.

After hearing the facts read out, if the judge is satisfied that those facts amount to a criminal offence (or offences), the judge will ask you if you agree with the facts. If you indicate “yes,” the judge will then say “I find you guilty of the offence of ….”