You 'slightly pushed' the officer. That is assault. Any touch is legally assault, so you are guilty as you admit.Tomorrow is just a preliminary hearing, you'll be informed of the details of the charges, and given a date for the trial. If you admit your guilt, you'll likely get off on a suspended sentence, perhaps with some community service. Your age helps, although minors can be charged as an adult if the crime is of an adult nature. I think this qualifies, but the judge may choose to hand this over to Juvenile Court.You should really spend the couple of hundred dollars a lawyer will cost, to at least advise you on what to do.
You just admitted the crime on Yahoo! and probably had to sign the report when the officer actually wrote you up. I'm sure the police officer gave you a copy of the report when he charged you at 18. Since the date on that report made you 18, doesn't matter when you committed the crime, so you will likely be tried as an adult and consequently receive charges to the fullest extent of the law.I'm an American, so my understanding of your laws may be slightly different. Unfortunately, pushing a uniformed officer is considered to be an assault, and even if you or your sister does not remember any of it, I'm sure that they have video surveillance of you.Tell the truth, you will be under oath, and it is usually best to plead 'no contest' rather than 'guilty' or 'innocent and proven guilty.'Fingerprinting means you are in the system. They know you are a criminal, so they want to get more identification from you in case of future incidents with the law. Smile when you go to take your mugshot, it would be funny... Lol
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An assault is any physical contact which is unwelcome. It doesn't matter how gently you pushed the guy; it's an assault.As for the delay...assault and theft under are both referred to as "Crown Election" offences, which means that the Crown can choose to proceed by way of indictment or summary proceedings. The former is more serious, carrying more serious penalties, but more rigourous procedural protections. The latter is shorter, easier, and carries lighter penalties. In order to elect to proceed summarily, the charge needs to be laid within six months of the offence. (Or sometimes the defence will consent to proceeding summarily notwithstanding that it was more than six months.)The age thing...the Youth Criminal Justice Act will likely apply in this case, but it probably doesn't have the effect you think it does.And as for legal aid...I don't suppose you're a UofO student? The University has a student legal aid clinic which would help students with some matters (possibly including this one) without needing to meet the financial eligibility requirement.Normally, on the first court date, the Crown will choose whether to proceed summarily or by indictment, and there will be an adjournment. Talk to duty counsel when you get to the court.