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An Examination Of The Globe And Mail Series On Sexual Assault

Keg stands, belligerent drinking, loud music and sex are often seen as hallmarks of college and university parties. However, the police’s reasons to march in and break up these celebrations are…

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The Supreme Court Of Canada

Former Prime Minister Steven Harper used policy to win votes. He did so with foreign policy, and with the justice system, among others. He enacted “tough-on-crime” policies including cutting back on…

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Rape Shield Law

What is a rape shield law? Canada’s rape shield laws were enacted to prevent criminal defendants in sexual assault cases from attacking complainants in court with outdated and false myths and…

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Defendants On Trial

We have all recently followed with fascination the sexual assault trial of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, and the stunning revelations during the murder trial of Steven Avery on the…

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Lawyers In Lockdown

Recently, two Toronto criminal lawyers have learned the hard way to walk in their clients’ shoes. Each was charged with serious criminal offences, and subjected to the humiliation of an arrest,…

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In the years since 9/11, the United States has made it far more difficult to enter the United States. Individuals facing criminal charges have to be particularly aware of this, especially…

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Suing the Crown: A Small Door Opens

Can you sue the Crown after your criminal charges are dropped or dismissed? The Supreme Court of Canada has just made it easier to do so. In the case of Ivan…

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Can the Police Lie to Me?

Yes, they can. Most people who grow up in a peaceful, law-abiding society are raised to trust the police to look after the well-being of its citizens. Such trust is well-placed,…

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Legalized Piracy: The Abuse of Civil Forfeiture Laws

It is easy to forget that piracy was once a state-sanctioned activity. Centuries ago, English “privateers” attacked Spanish ships laden with gold, enriching themselves and the royal Crown in the process.…

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled decisively against the government’s attempts to undermine long-standing legal principles. Those principles balance the rights of individuals to life, liberty and security of the…

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Defence Group Lawyer Wins Jury Trial In Sex Assault Case

Managing Director of The Defence Group, Arun S. Maini, has practised criminal law for twenty years. As a former federal prosecutor and former Crown attorney, he knows a thing or two…

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Showdown on Sentencing Law in Canada

The Defence Group’s managing director, Arun S. Maini, was recently interviewed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record newspaper about a major showdown between the government and the courts on their “tough-on-crime” agenda (click…

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