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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 [...]

2016 Saturday, September 24,

10 things to know before committing to a life of crime…

By |2017-04-06T12:13:27-04:00September 24th, 2016|

Thinking of becoming a criminal defence lawyer? 10 things to know: When we think of the question "What makes a criminal defence lawyer really good?" thoughts of dramatic movie cross-examinations come to mind. Or perhaps the [...]

2016 Wednesday, May 4,

The sound and fury of cross-examination. 10 basic tips to winning your next trial.

By |2017-05-29T16:17:47-04:00May 4th, 2016|

10 rules of cross-examination in criminal trials There are few topics in the law written on as extensively as cross-examination.  Cross-examination is to a lawyer as is the breakaway shot [...]

2013 Wednesday, March 6,

The frailties of identification evidence results in new trial ordered by the Ont.C.A.

By |2017-06-22T12:51:30-04:00March 6th, 2013|

New trial ordered but he Ontario Court of Appeal due to identification frailties: The Ontario Court of Appeal's decision of R. v. Gough, 2013 ONCA 137, released March 6, 2013, is another reminder to trial judges of the significant [...]

2012 Thursday, December 20,

The case of R. v. N.S. The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Niqab in Court

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 20th, 2012|

R. v. N.S.: A person does not have an absolute right to wear a niqab when testifying in court in Canada. Today the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly controversial decision of R. v. [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 28,

What is proper and improper in a Crown closing address to a jury?

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 28th, 2012|

A proper (and improper) Crown Closing Address: Today the Court of Appeal released the judgment of R. v. Boudreau, 2012 ONCA 830 that reminded lawyers the extent to which they may properly advocate their positions in closing addresses, [...]

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 [...]