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2017 Saturday, February 25,

Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixes

By |2017-06-14T16:04:42-04:00February 25th, 2017|

Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian's fair trial rights: 11 easy fixes Last week, Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called upon the federal government to consider a drastic reduction, and removal in [...]

2017 Tuesday, January 17,

Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

By |2017-04-06T12:10:16-04:00January 17th, 2017|

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man [...]

2016 Monday, December 19,

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

By |2017-04-06T12:10:53-04:00December 19th, 2016|

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario Late on Friday afternoon, it was announced by Legal Aid Ontario that a deficient is forcing the arms-length government funded organization [...]

2016 Sunday, December 11,

A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”

By |2018-12-06T11:17:35-05:00December 11th, 2016|

Your phone rings and your client is arrested. Now what? A lawyer's guide to the arrest call. Every lawyer knows of the right to silence.   In nearly all circumstances, we know enough [...]

2016 Friday, October 21,

Joint positions in Canada: the Supreme Court case of R. v. Anthony-Cook.

By |2017-04-06T21:41:19-04:00October 21st, 2016|

Joint positions in Canada and the case of R. v. Anthony-Cook. A deferential view by the Supreme Court of Canada. Every day in Canadian courts, hundreds, if not thousands, of guilty pleas are heard [...]

2016 Monday, October 17,

The illegal practice of creepy killer clowning in Canada.

By |2017-04-06T21:43:07-04:00October 17th, 2016|

No Laughing Matter: Criminal Implications of the “Clown Terror” Trend The circus is in town. A trend that seems to have begun in the United States has spread into Canada: various, unaffiliated pranksters dressing [...]

2016 Saturday, October 1,

Prosecuting and defending driving while impaired by drug cases in Canada.

By |2017-06-22T11:42:40-04:00October 1st, 2016|

Proving a person is impaired by a drug while driving may not be as hard as you think. The information provided in this article is very basic legal information on the topic of driving [...]

2016 Thursday, June 30,

What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?

By |2019-06-26T09:22:06-04:00June 30th, 2016|

What is a conditional discharge or absolute discharge? A common question that arises in criminal law proceedings is "What is a conditional discharge?" or "What is an absolute discharge?" It is also followed by the [...]