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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 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 [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 21,

Improper Jury vetting by Crown in murder case requires new trial – Ont.C.A.

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 21st, 2012|

R. v. Spiers: improper vetting by Crowns may require new trials to remedy fairness. Today the Ontario Court of Appeal released the decision of R. v. Spiers, 2012 ONCA 798 that overturned a first-degree murder conviction and ordered a new [...]

2012 Monday, November 19,

Self Defence In Canada: Does one need to “retreat” in their own home from an assailant?

By |2017-11-05T19:41:38-04:00November 19th, 2012|

Self Defence Law in Canada: Retreat or Not to Retreat? Justices Sharpe, Simmons, and Epstein JJ.A. held that, in short, a person is not required to "retreat" from his own home and was not [...]

2011 Tuesday, April 19,

What’s the difference between an indictable and summary conviction offence in Canadian law?

By |2018-04-13T08:59:29-04:00April 19th, 2011|

The difference between summary and indictable offences in Canada. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, there are three types of offences: summary conviction offences, indictable offences, and those offences where the Crown may [...]