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2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38-04:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]

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 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 [...]

2013 Monday, November 11,

Should I just plead guilty to criminal charges: the basics of a plea

By |2017-06-22T12:39:09-04:00November 11th, 2013|

Step 1: Speak to a lawyer before you plead guilty.  This could have lasting consequences for the rest of your life. It is always the decision of the accused person whether or not he [...]

2013 Wednesday, March 13,

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

By |2017-06-22T12:47:50-04:00March 13th, 2013|

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 of controversy among the public. [...]