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Unreasonable Delay by the Crown results in Dismissal of Crown’s Application to Extend Appeal of Fraud Charges
The courts do not look favourably on parties in a legal action who are unprepared, waste the court’s time and resources, or cause unreasonable delays.
Rules for admitting Expert Opinion Evidence in Criminal Trials
Expert opinion evidence is commonly presented by the Crown and defence in criminal trials — for example, testimony given by the arresting officer or toxicologist on an impaired
Drug Charges reduced from Trafficking to Possession
A 2016 criminal proceeding arose when a man was arrested after he allegedly participated in two drug transactions. The accused man faced charges of trafficking
Can Evidence of past Police Investigations be admitted in my Trial?
In a recent criminal action, R. v. Goro (2017), the judge was required to rule on two pre-trial motions in connection with a cold-case investigation that
Judge rules Defendant was Arbitrarily Detained when interrogated in Police Cruiser
A man faced an ‘over 80’ charge after being pulled over for speeding on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. Before issuing a speeding ticket, the
Appeal Court dismisses minor Marijuana Possession Charge
When you are stopped by a police officer and questioned regarding the possession of drugs or alcohol, the general rule is to be polite but
Judge doubts the Reliability of Complainants’ Testimony in Sexual Assault Case
Many sexual assault cases rest on the testimony evidence of the complainant and the accused person. The complainant’s testimony is often the Crown’s only evidence
Dangerous Driving Conviction requires a ‘Marked Departure’, not a Standard of Perfection
In order to prove a charge of dangerous driving beyond a reasonable doubt, the Crown must present evidence that the accused person’s driving was a
When is a Peace Bond the best Course of Action?
When a Crown prosecutor agrees to withdraw a criminal charge, the Crown often sets a condition that the accused person must first enter into a
Judge upholds Acquittal on Impaired Driving Charge for Case involving Prescription Drugs combined with Alcohol
In a 2016 trial, an Ontario Court heard the appeal of a 2015 summary conviction decision which found a man ‘guilty’ on the charge of