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4 02, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – February 4, 2023

By |2023-02-04T11:21:41-07:00February 4th, 2023|Accused's Right to Address Issues of Importance to Trial Judge, Appeal Custody, Charter s.12, Fundamental Concepts, Mandatory Minimum, Sentencing|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Hills, 2023 SCC 2: s12 #cruel and unusual, R v MV, 2023 ONCA 739: 1.5 to 1 on #prison [...]

28 01, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – January 28, 2023

By |2023-01-28T09:03:15-07:00January 28th, 2023|Charter 11(b), Exceptional Circumstances, RPG Evidence in Place, Severance, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Seyeon Lee, 2022 NSCA 3: 11(b) for late comp #contact, R v Kruger, 2023 ABPC 8: #severance and testimony, [...]

21 01, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – January 21, 2023

By |2023-01-21T09:27:10-07:00January 21st, 2023|Admissions, After the Fact Conduct, Circumstantial Identification Evidence, Gladue - Mitigation|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Merrit, 2023 ONCA 3: #partial stmt and #after the fact, R v Kehoe, 2023 BCCA 2: Gladue #disconnection, and R [...]

17 12, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – December 17, 2022

By |2022-12-17T08:06:36-07:00December 17th, 2022|Bad Character Evidence, Charter s.9, Sentencing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v RM, 2022 ONCA 850: #bad character, R v Smith, 2022 BCCA 405: #defence and sentencing, and R v Rondilla-Curley, 2022 [...]

10 12, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – December 10, 2022

By |2022-12-10T09:32:49-07:00December 10th, 2022|Appeals, Eye-Witness Identification, In-Court Identification, Ineffective Assistance, NCRMD|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Clark, 2022 SCC 49: #eye-witness ID, R v McDonald, 2022 ONCA 838: #silence and ineffective counsel, and R v Edama, [...]

19 11, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – November 19, 2022

By |2022-11-19T08:45:08-07:00November 19th, 2022|Contempt of Court, Mr. Big Evidence, Presence at Trial s.650, Procedure|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v S.M., 2022 ONCA 765: s.650 #presence at trial, R v Burles, 2022 NWTCA 3: #contempt proceedings, and R v Pearson, [...]

12 11, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – November 12, 2022

By |2022-11-12T08:34:37-07:00November 12th, 2022|Appeals, Murder - First Degree - deliberation, Probation, Uneven Scrutiny|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Hotomanie, 2022 SKCA 119: #probation as severity in sentence, R v Kebede, 2022 ABCA 353: 1st degree from #injuries, [...]

5 11, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – November 5, 2022

By |2022-11-05T09:44:36-06:00November 5th, 2022|Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Charter s.7, Dangerous Offender, Juries, Jury Charge - Opining About Evidence, Overbreadth of Legislation, Sentencing|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38: #sex offender registry, R v Harris, 2022 ONCA 739: #absence of evidence, and R v KC, [...]

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