is a superior level of trial court that has jurisdiction to hear any indictable offences
typically hears only the most serious criminal offences
Cases may be heard before a judge alone or judge and jury
all criminal trials that are heard before a judge and jury take place at the SCJ
decisions from the OCJ dealing with a summary conviction offences may be appealed to the Superior Court of Justice
decisions from the SCJ dealing with indictable offences may be appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal
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