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15 09, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – September 15, 2019

By |2019-09-15T08:39:00-06:00September 15th, 2019|Charter s.8, Consent for Search, Fentanyl Trafficking, Sentencing, Unsealing a Search Warrant, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Schultz, 2019 ONSC 3161, Verrilli v Her Majesty the Queen, 2019 NSSC 263, and R v Knudsen, 2019 [...]

8 09, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – September 8, 2019

By |2019-09-08T08:22:32-06:00September 8th, 2019|Appeals, Defences, Inconsistent Verdicts, Juries, Jury Charge - Grouping Accused, Sexomnia|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v RV, 2019 ONCA 664, R v Josipovic, 2019 ONCA 633, and R v R.B., 2019 ONSC 4236. [...]

31 08, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – August 31, 2019

By |2019-08-31T09:02:20-06:00August 31st, 2019|Charter s.11(d), Charter s.9, Persons with Subjects of a Warrant, Racialized Minorities, Reverse Disclosure in Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Dudhi, 2019 ONCA 665, R v AM, 2019 SKPC 46, and R v Young, 2019 ONSC 4890. [...]

24 08, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – August 24, 2019

By |2019-08-24T08:13:04-06:00August 24th, 2019|Appeals, Brown v Dunn, Charter s.8, Evidence, Failure to Draft Step, Fundamental Concepts, Mens Reas Co-existence, Prior Consistent Statements, Uneven Scrutiny, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Shevalev, 2019 BCCA 296, R v Moyles, 2019 SKCA 72, and R v Willis, 2019 NSCA 64. [...]

4 08, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – August 4, 2019

By |2019-08-04T08:47:35-06:00August 4th, 2019|Answering Jury Questions, Complainant Prior Sexual Acts, Evidence, Excusing Juror, Failure to Relate Facts to Legal Issues, Hearing Inadmissible Evidence, Ineffective Assistance, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v R.V., 2019 SCC 41, R v J.B., 2019 ONCA 591, and R v Finck, 2019 NSCA 60. [...]

27 07, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – July 27, 2019

By |2019-07-27T08:32:18-06:00July 27th, 2019|Conditional Discharge, Excessive Judicial Intervention, Insulting Defence Counsel, Sentencing, Setting Aside Guilty Plea|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Said, 2019 ONCA 378, R v Chowdhury, 2019 ABCA 205, and R v Espinoza-Ortega, 2019 ONCA 545. [...]

20 07, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – July 20, 2019

By |2019-07-24T06:06:00-06:00July 20th, 2019|Charter s.8, Charter s.9, Charter s24(2), Low Punishment Offence, Ruse Traffic Stops, The Plain View Doctrine, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Mayor, 2019 ONCA 578, R v Mohamed, 2019 ABQB 499, and R v Young, 2019 ONSC 3563. [...]

15 07, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – July 15, 2019

By |2019-07-15T09:22:47-06:00July 15th, 2019|Charter s.8, Consent Fight, Group on Group Violence, Party Liability, Reasonable Expectation of Privacy|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Labelle, 2019 ONCA 557, R v Strathdee, 2019 ABQB 479, and R v Murdock, 2019 NSPC 15. [...]

7 07, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – July 7, 2019

By |2019-07-07T08:57:07-06:00July 7th, 2019|Charter 11(b), Evidence, Exceptional Circumstances, Offences, Prior Consistent Statements, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v GF, 2019 ONCA 493, R v King, 2019 ABQB 467, and R v DC, 2019 ONCA 442. [...]