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2014 Tuesday, November 11,

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

By |2018-03-19T21:22:59-04:00November 11th, 2014|

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified. Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual assault victims and the difficulties they face when struggling with the [...]

2014 Tuesday, January 21,

What is a Certiorari to Quash Committal for Trial?

By |2017-07-04T14:36:28-04:00January 21st, 2014|

What is a certiorari in a criminal proceeding? A Certiorari by definition is a request to a court to challenge a legal decision.  A Certiorari to Quash Committal in Ontario, specifically, is a request to the [...]

2013 Friday, February 15,

The case of R. v. J.W. and a refresher on the use of similar fact evidence

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00February 15th, 2013|

Similar Fact Evidence and the case of R. v. J.W. by the Ontario Court of Appeal. On February 14, 2013 the Court of Appeal for Ontario released the judgment of R. v. J.W. (2013 ONCA [...]

2012 Thursday, November 8,

R. v. Nedelcu clarifies the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 8th, 2012|

  R. v. Nedelcu and the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada released the judgement of R. v. Nedelcu 2012 SCC 59 that clarifies what the right [...]

2012 Thursday, November 1,

An honest witness can still be wrong: frailties of demeanour evidence

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 1st, 2012|

An honest mistaken witness can still be wrong: the example of historical sexual assault allegations. In preparing and researching my submissions in an historical sexual assault trial, I came across the recent Court of Appeal [...]

2011 Sunday, January 2,

What to do if facing criminal charges in Ontario

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00January 2nd, 2011|

What should you do if you are facing criminal charges in Ontario? What do you do if you are facing criminal charges?  Very few individuals expect to be charged with a criminal offence at any [...]