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posted 3 years ago
Must the defendant be addressed by the prosecution during the trial by their chosen name?
There are many forms of a name, some of them are informal, some are more formal than what is used commonly. For instance, with the name William, there's William itself, Will, Billy, etc. If the prosecution insisted on addressing the defendant with a specific name form that was not the defendant's chosen form of address, would the defendant be able to object to it?
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posted 3 years ago
Yes, you can object to it. According to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, under Section 3(3)(c) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act December 27, 2019, (The term "Crown counsel", as used in this guideline and throughout the PPSC (Public Prosecution Service of Canada), is meant to refer to employed federal prosecutors and private sector agents retained to act as federal prosecutors under s 7(2) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, SC 2006, c 9 [DPP Act].)under section 2.3 of PPSC the prosecutorial fairness define that "the prosecutor must not mislead the court".