RESOURCE - Crown Counsel Policy Manual
We often wonder why the police don't charge drivers or seem to charge them with something that does not suit the driving crime. Keep in mind that in the case of a fatal or serious injury collision that it is not the police making the decision to charge the offending driver, it is Crown Counsel. The Crown makes the decision based on the totality of the evidence furnished to them by the police investigation and the guidelines set out in the Crown Counsel Policy Manual established by the BC Ministry of Justice. The policy manual is a public document.