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Pawel is a partner at Sitar & Milczarek. When he's not litigating he writes the Defence Toolkit blog.
6 04, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – April 6, 2019 – COVID-19 Edition by Matthew Dahl

By |2020-04-05T13:23:43-06:00April 6th, 2020|Bail, CoVID-19, Secondary Ground, Tertiary Ground|0 Comments

This week's top three COVID-19 case summaries: R v JS, 2020 ONSC 1710, R v CJ, 2020 ONSC 1933, and R v TK, 2020 ONSC 1935. [...]

5 04, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – April 5, 2020

By |2020-04-05T11:06:24-06:00April 5th, 2020|Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Charter s.7, Defences, Entrapment, Evidence, Fundamental Concepts, History of the Parties, Self-Defence, Similar Fact|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Darnley, 2020 ONCA 179, R v WM, 2020 ONCA 236, and R v Patterson, 2020 ONCJ 156. [...]

29 03, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – March 29, 2020

By |2020-03-29T17:54:48-06:00March 29th, 2020|Consent, Defences, Evidence, In-Court Identification, Non-Insane Automatism, Offences, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Ermineskin, 2020 ABPC 40, R v Brown, 2020 ABQB 166, and R v Robertson, 2020 ABQB 158. [...]

15 03, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – March 15, 2020

By |2020-03-15T07:54:11-06:00March 15th, 2020|Charter s.8, Consent, Honest but Mistaken Belief in Consent for Sex, Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Percy, 2020 NSCA 11, R v Hussein, 2020 SKPC 11, and R v Webb, 2020 NSSC 65. [...]

8 03, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – March 8, 2020

By |2020-03-08T11:42:53-06:00March 8th, 2020|Bad Character Evidence, Brown v Dunn, Defences, Fundamental Concepts, Juries, Jury Charge - Motive to Fabricate, Jury Charge - Out of Court Statements, Probative v Prejudicial, Self-Defence|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Dowd, 2020 MBCA 23, R v Khill, 2020 ONCA 151, and R v JOL, 2020 ABCA 73. [...]

1 03, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – March 1, 2020

By |2020-03-01T08:40:52-07:00March 1st, 2020|Charter s.8, Charter s.9, Confidential Informants, Detached Reflection Not Required, Possession, Self-Defence, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Lights, 2020 ONCA 128, R v Robertson, 2020 SKCA 8, and R v Hussein, 2020 SKPC 8. [...]

23 02, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – February 22, 2020

By |2020-02-23T08:17:24-07:00February 23rd, 2020|Charter s.9, Defences, Evidence, Officer not In Execution of Lawful Duty, Traffic Law Limits, Use of Voir Dire Evidence|1 Comment

This week's top three summaries: R v McDowell, 2020 BCCA 52, R v Allen, 2020 ABPC 295, and R v McCormack, 2019 NLSC 218. [...]

16 02, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – February 16, 2020

By |2020-02-16T07:34:17-07:00February 16th, 2020|Charter 11(b), Defence Reasonably Available, Late Disclosure Adjournment, Post-Verdict Delay|1 Comment

This week's top three summaries: R v Croteau, 2020 ONCJ 55, R v Forsyth, 2020 ABQB 86, and R v Gray, 2020 ABQB 68. [...]

9 02, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – February 9, 2020

By |2020-02-09T08:59:40-07:00February 9th, 2020|Appeals, Charter 10(b), Charter s.7, Choice of Counsel, Disclosure, Evidence, Eye-Witness Identification, Similar Fact, Unreasonable Verdict, Witness Protection Program|1 Comment

This week's top three summaries: R v Huerta, 2020 ONCA 59, R v Fischer, 2020 ABQB 67, and R v McElwain, 2020 ONSC 344. [...]

1 02, 2020

The Defence Toolkit – February 1, 2020

By |2020-02-01T12:58:23-07:00February 1st, 2020|Charter s.7, Charter s.8, Repudiation of Pleaa, Self-Defence, Uncategorized, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Deonath, 2020 ONSC 314, R v Fuller, 2020 ONSC 180, and R v Reid, 2020 ONCJ [...]