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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. [...]

29 06, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – June 29, 2019

By |2019-06-29T08:16:50-06:00June 29th, 2019|Circumstantial Evidence, Duty of Non-Partisanship, Evidence, Expert Evidence, Facts not Advanced by Defence, Self-Defence|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Fougere, 2019 ONCA 505, R v Donogue, 2019 ONCA 534, and R v Dupe, 2019 ONCJ 320. [...]

22 06, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – June 22, 2019

By |2019-06-22T08:44:14-06:00June 22nd, 2019|Accused's Prior Exculpatory Statements, Appeals, Evidence, Expert Evidence, Ineffective Assistance, Police Drug Experts|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Baksza, 2019 ABCA 237, R v AWH, 2019 NSCA 40, and R v Breau, 2019 NSSC 181. [...]

16 06, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – June 16, 2019

By |2019-06-16T07:00:50-06:00June 16th, 2019|Charter s.8, Evidence, Eye-Witness Identification, Juries, Jury Charge - Analytical Order, Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, Relevence|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Baker, 2019 BCCA 199, R v Bao, 2019 ONCA 458, and R v Vey, 2019 SKQB 35. [...]

7 06, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – June 7, 2019

By |2019-06-07T09:11:51-06:00June 7th, 2019|Charter 10(b), Charter 11(b), Circumstantial Evidence, Evidence, Exceptional Circumstances, Possession, Search of Cell Incident to Arrest|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Mahamud, 2019 SKQB 115, R v Herman, 2019 SKPC 21, and R v Knight, 2019 ONSC 2443. [...]

2 06, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – June 1, 2019

By |2019-06-02T09:56:44-06:00June 2nd, 2019|Absence of Motive to Fabricate, Battered Spouse Syndrome, Charter - Detention, Charter s.9, Charter s24(2), Credibility, Racialized Minorities, Self-Defence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Le, 2019 SCC 34, R v Sanderson, 2019 SKQB 130, and R v Bartholomew, 2019 ONCA 377. [...]

18 05, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – May 18, 2019

By |2019-05-18T11:13:43-06:00May 18th, 2019|Anonymous Tipster, Charter s.8, Charter s.9, S.8 Charter Considerations, Sentencing, Statute Authorizing Gov't Sharing|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Chioros, 2019 ONCA 388, R v Flintroy, 2018 BCSC 1777, and R v Goddard, 2019 BCCA 164. [...]