10 02, 2024

The Defence Toolkit – February 10, 2024: “Please knock before entry”

By |2024-02-10T08:26:16-07:00February 10th, 2024|Charter s.8, Dangerous Offender, No Knock, Sentencing, Sexual Assault, Sexual Purpose|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Russell, 2024 ONSC 529: s.8 no #knock, RTJ, R v TA, 2024 ONSC 528: #sexual purpose, [...]

9 12, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – December 9, 2023: The state cannot benefit from illegal police acts

By |2023-12-09T10:30:10-07:00December 9th, 2023|Accused's Credibility - Right to Disclosure and Presence at Trial, Capacity to Consent, Charter s.8, Fundamental Concepts, Non-Warrant Excision, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  Zacharias, 2023 SCC 30: s.8 non-warrant #excision, R v Haidary, 2023 ONCA 786: #tailoring evidence, and [...]

14 10, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – October 14, 2023: “choices they would not have made when sober”

By |2023-10-14T10:05:17-06:00October 14th, 2023|Capacity to Consent, Memory Gaps, Possession of Stolen Property, Res Gestae, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  Demong, 2023 SKCA 109: s.271 #blackout & intoxication, R v Westcott, 2023 ABCJ 205: res gestae, [...]

16 09, 2023

The Defence Toolkit – September 16, 2023 “No Memory of What Happened”

By |2023-09-16T07:09:29-06:00September 16th, 2023|Capacity to Consent, RPG Evidence in Place, Sexual Assault, SOIRA Exemption, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v  Owston, 2023 SKCA 101: s.271 #capacity for consent, R v Hess and Profetto, 2023 ONSC 3065: [...]

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 [...]

10 09, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – September 10, 2022

By |2023-02-14T04:35:01-07:00September 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, [...]

26 03, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – March 26, 2022

By |2022-03-26T10:59:47-06:00March 26th, 2022|As Soon As Practicable, Conditional Discharge, Consent, Impaired Operation, Sentencing, Sexual Assault|1 Comment

This week's top three summaries: R v Harnett, 2022 ABQB 213: 271 #reliability of recollection, R v Whitefish, 2022 SKPC 9: as soon as #practicable, and R [...]

5 03, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – March 5, 2022

By |2022-03-05T08:59:06-07:00March 5th, 2022|Charter s.8, Manner of Execution, Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, Sexual Assault, Sexual History s 276, Warrants|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Carstairs, 2022 BCCA 69: nighttime #warrant, R v Skye View Farms Ltd., 2022 PECA 1: #warrant needed desp inspection [...]

12 02, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – February 12, 2022

By |2022-02-12T09:13:28-07:00February 12th, 2022|Charter s.12, Credibility, Mandatory Minimum, Sexual Assault, Sexual History s 276, Stereotypes of Human Behaviour|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v BG, 2022 ONCA 92: #stereotypes & credibility, R v Santillana, 2022 ABQB 108: #Crown Seaboyer lost, and R v Penner, [...]

29 01, 2022

The Defence Toolkit – January 29, 2022

By |2022-07-26T15:37:54-06:00January 29th, 2022|CSO for Serious Offence, Joint Submissions, Memory Gaps, Sense of Touch, Sentencing, Sexual Assault, Start-Points|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Kruk, 2022 BCCA 18: #assumption of #sense, R v Sharifi-Jamaili, 2022 ABQB 52: #down from #joint sub, and R v [M.S.], [...]

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