Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:10:46+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

Why Criminal Court is open on Christmas and other holidays in Ontario

WASH bail court and the holiday season.  The festivities do not deny liberty. The Holiday Season does not mean that people are not charged with criminal offences.  In fact, the [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:16+00:00 December 24th, 2013|

R. v. Summers by the Ont.C.A., enhanced credit, & pre-trial custody.

R. v. Summers: the standard of enhanced credit and pre-trial custody in sentencing The use of enhanced credit for pre-trial custody, or "dead time", has long been a point [...]

By | 2017-06-22T12:47:50+00:00 March 13th, 2013|

Why bail matters: the example of Oscar Pistorius Bail

Why bail matters: the case of Oscar Pistorius With all the recent coverage of the Pistorius allegations of murder, and the bail now wrapping up the fourth day of proceedings, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:17+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|

Arrested over the holiday season? Weekend and holiday bail courts, aka WASH court in Toronto and The GTA

WASH Court and weekend bail hearings. This weekend our firm attended the Old City Hall "WASH" Court that handles all bail hearings for weekend arrests. What many people don't know [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:18+00:00 December 16th, 2012|