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Case on stolen property

In the early morning hours, a man is discovered by patrol officers sleeping in the driver’s seat of a parked and running GMC Terrain. The vehicle matches the description of a…

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Right for speedy trial

Justice delayed is justice denied. These words resonated recently with a Hamilton Superior Court judge when he decided to terminate the prosecution of domestic violence charges against three people. Justice Andrew…

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Reducing Access to Justice Part 2: The Preliminary Inquiry

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini To read part 1 of this series, please click here. The presumption of innocence is under attack in Canada, and particularly in Ontario.…

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I Missed My Court Date

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini Recently, a man was arrested by Belleville police for transportation fraud. The arrest followed one day after the man was alleged to have…

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Reducing Access to Justice: Legal Aid in Ontario (Part 2)

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini To read part 1 of this series, please click here. What is the cost of justice? Of preserving fundamental rights, like the presumption…

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What Are Dangerous Offenders?

In Canada, most criminal offences carry maximum or minimum sentences. Having a system like this ensures sentencing consistency and transparency by ensuring that offenders will get similar sentences for similar crimes…

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Should I Testify

Blog by Cassandra Beaulac and Arun S. Maini You are facing trial on a criminal charge. Can you be forced to testify? Should you testify? Can I Be Forced to Testify?…

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