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12 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 12, 2019

By |2019-10-12T10:06:23-06:00October 12th, 2019|Charter 11(b), Charter s.8, Consent for Search, Evidence, Murder - Knowledge of Likelihood of Death, Offences, Post-Appeal Delay, Statement Voluntariness|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v JEV, 2019 ABCA 359, R v SK, 2019 ONCA 776, and R v King, 2019 ABPC 236. [...]

6 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 6, 2019

By |2019-10-06T09:10:58-06:00October 6th, 2019|Ancillary Powers Doctrine, Breach of the Peace, Charter 11(b), Charter s.8, Complexity of the Case, Fundamental Concepts, Mandatory Destruction of Records|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, R v Lemioer, 2019 SKCA 95, and R v Alston, 2019 ONSC 5491. [...]

28 09, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – September 28, 2019

By |2019-09-28T09:25:38-06:00September 28th, 2019|Charter s.7, Charter s.9, Disclosure, Invitation to Sexual Touching - Sting Operation, Judicial Duty to Assist, Lost Disclosure, Offences, Self-Represented Accused, Traffic Law Limits|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Cathcart, 2019 SKCA 90, R v McColman, 2019 ONSC 5359, and R v Weiland, 2019 ONSC 5357. [...]

22 09, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – September 22, 2019

By |2019-09-22T14:50:15-06:00September 22nd, 2019|Charter 11(b), Offences, Post-Verdict Delay, Reverse Disclosure, Rowbotham Orders, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v R.S (A.), Ct. File 16-45003115 (email: pawel@yycdefence.ca. for a PDF), R v Charley, 2019 ONCA 726, and R v Rose, [...]

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. [...]