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1 10, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – October 1, 2022

By |2022-10-01T09:10:49-06:00October 1st, 2022|Accused Criminal Record, Collateral Consequences, Confidential Informants, Gladue - Mitigation, Harsh Bail, Search Incident to Arrest, Sentencing, State Misconduct|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v King, 2022 ONCA 665: Gladue in Corbett, R v Demirovic, 2022 NSCA 56: s.8 and #informants, and R v Starrett, 2022 ABKB [...]

17 09, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – Sept 17, 2022

By |2022-09-17T09:16:40-06:00September 17th, 2022|Circumstantial Evidence, Defence Vukelich, Possession, Procedure, Res Judicata|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Ames, 2022 ONSC 5039: #possession and stmt, R v JC, 2022 ONSC 4991: res judicata, and R v Biring, 2022 [...]

10 09, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – September 10, 2022

By |2022-09-10T10:05:28-06:00September 10th, 2022|Charter s.8, Consent, Murder - First Degree - via Kidnapping, RPG Evidence in Place, Sexual Assault, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Wise, 2022 ONCA 586: s.8 #warrant grounds, R v Murphy, 2022 ONCA 615: HIV and #consent, and R v Singh, [...]

3 09, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – September 3, 2022

By |2022-09-03T10:23:24-06:00September 3rd, 2022|Causation, Charter s24(2), Discoverability, Fundamental Concepts, Murder - First Degree - deliberation|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Ally, 2022 ONCA 558: #deliberation for 1st degree, R v Badu, 2022 ABCA 267: 24(2) #discoverability, and R v Doering, [...]

30 07, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – July 30, 2022

By |2022-07-30T08:51:16-06:00July 30th, 2022|Charter - Detention, Charter 10(b), Co-Conspirator's Exception, Murder - First Degree - Party Liability, Right to Re-Consult, Translation Needed, Vetrovec Witnesses|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v LaFrance, 2022 SCC 32: #detention and 10(b), R v Greenwood, 2022 NSCA 53: aiding, Vetrovec, co-conspirators, and R v Polusmiak, [...]

16 07, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – July 16, 2022

By |2022-07-16T07:52:03-06:00July 16th, 2022|Appeals, Excessive Intervention, Failure to Consider Accused Evidence, Gladue - Mitigation, Insufficient Assistance, Sentencing, Sentencing Principles, YCJA|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Wilde, 2022 SKCA 74: excessive #intervention & insufficient #assistance, R v Laprise, 2022 SKCA 77: failure to consider #Gladue [...]

25 06, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – June 25, 2022

By |2022-06-25T08:31:20-06:00June 25th, 2022|Appeals, Charter 10(b), Charter s.8, Fresh Evidence, Right to Counsel s. 146, Search of Cell Incident to Arrest, Third Party Records, YCJA|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Schirmer, 2022 BCCA 214: #police disciplinary records, R v F(JM), 2022 MBCA 52: #youth right to #counsel, and R v [...]

18 06, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – June 18, 2022

By |2022-06-18T10:17:16-06:00June 18th, 2022|Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Fundamental Concepts, Insufficient Reasons, Reasonable Apprehension of Bias, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Cowan, 2022 ONCA 432: #bias, R v DMG, 2022 NSCA 42: Benefit of #doubt, and R v WDM, 2022 SKCA [...]

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