13 04, 2024

The Defence Toolkit – April 13, 2024: “Murder Advice”

By |2024-04-13T08:53:16-06:00April 13th, 2024|Bad Character Evidence, Common Sense Assumptions, Credibility, Failure to Consider Accused Evidence, Mr. Big Evidence, Probative v Prejudicial|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Amin, 2024 ONCA 237: #Mr Big and #murder advice, R v Patel, 2024 NSCA 40: #common [...]

20 01, 2024

The Defence Toolkit – January 20, 2024 “Off-the-Record Conversations”

By |2024-01-20T09:37:38-07:00January 20th, 2024|Experts, Opinion Evidence, Police Drug Experts, Reasonable Apprehension of Bias|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  KJMJ, 2023 NSCA 84: #bias, R v Moreira, 2023 ONCA 807: lay #opinion, and R v [...]

2 12, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – December 2, 2023: “Implied Licence to Knock”

By |2023-12-02T10:43:31-07:00December 2nd, 2023|Appeals, Charter s.8, Disclosure, Fresh Evidence, Implied Licence to Knock, Third Party Suspect|2 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  Singer, 2023 SKCA 123: s.8 car in #driveway, R v Lowry, 2023 BCCA 5: 3rd party [...]

25 11, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – November 25, 2023

By |2023-11-25T09:37:47-07:00November 25th, 2023|Appeals, Hearsay, Narrative Exception, Offences, Possession of Stolen Property|1 Comment

This week's top three summaries: R v  K.C., 2023 BCCA 411: prior #consistent stmt, R v Marrone, 2023 ONCA 742: apprehension of #bias, [...]

18 11, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – November 18, 2023

By |2023-11-18T09:21:20-07:00November 18th, 2023|Appeals, Credibility, Hearsay, Implausible Recklessness, The Principled Exception, Third Party Records|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  Cervini, 2023 ONCJ 469: #hearsay police notes, R v Lowry, 2023 BCCA 399: 3rd party #records [...]

7 10, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – October 7, 2023

By |2023-10-07T08:59:10-06:00October 7th, 2023|Appeals, Contact Prohibitions, Ineffective Assistance, Insufficient Reasons, Sentencing|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  DG, 2023 ONCA 588: reconciling #credibility findings, R v Brick, 2023 SKCA 107: #judging own client, [...]

2 09, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – September 2, 2023

By |2023-09-02T10:24:31-06:00September 2nd, 2023|Appeals, Charter s.12, Consent, Mandatory Minimum, Memory Gaps, Misapprehension of Evidence, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  J.G., 2023 SKCA 92: #contrary evidence, R v Gargan, 2023 NWTCA 5: s.151 min sentence, and [...]

22 07, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – July 22, 2023 “Not Every Group of Three Persons”

By |2023-07-22T08:49:50-06:00July 22nd, 2023|Addiction Mitigation, Appeals, Criminal Organization, Gladue - Mitigation, Insufficient Reasons, Resolving Conflicting Versions, Sentencing|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Abdullahi, 2023 SCC 19: #appellate review, crim org, R v Murillo, 2023 SKCA 78: #conflicting evidence, [...]

15 07, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – July 15, 2023 “Understanding Fundamental Tenets of Criminal Law”

By |2023-07-15T07:12:45-06:00July 15th, 2023|Appeals, Assault, Driving Prohibitions, Fresh Evidence, Sentencing, Unreasonable Verdict|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: Nagle v R, 2023 NBCA 35: #assault, #appeals, R v Haroon, 2023 MBCA 60: release of #exhibits, and [...]

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