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Bans fail to address root issues behind gun violence

Handgun bans are not the solution to violent crime because they chiefly affect law-abiding citizens, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist . “Banning handguns, ... Read more

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Considering a plea deal begins with the client: Daviau

A client's intentions must be top of mind when advising whether to accept a plea deal, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau . "First and foremost, it's the client's ... Read more

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Reasonable steps requirement weakens presumption of innocence

A dissenting Supreme Court (SCC) judge was right to declare unconstitutional a section of the internet child-luring law that essentially obliges the accused to prove their ... Read more

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Legal Aid cuts penny wise but pound foolish: Fennel

Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will lead to unjust convictions as more defendants are forced to go unrepresented, Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel  says. ... Read more

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Scruton rewarded by an early fascination with Charter

Kamloops criminal lawyer  Lisa Mae Scruton  set off on the path to her future career at an earlier age than most. Before her 10th birthday, Scruton was already ... Read more

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Video voyeurism ruling glimpses at new reality of communicating

A  decision by Ontario's top court to uphold a voyeurism conviction of a man who secretly took screenshots of his then-girlfriend in sexually provocative poses during video ... Read more

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Unsafe rooming house issue requires collaborative solutions: Sa’d

Unlicensed rooming houses or basement apartments could lead landlords to jail, says Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer Caryma Sa’d . Sa’d, founder and principal of ... Read more

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'Good luck' trying to charge guillotine protesters: Stilman

Demonstrators’ use of a fake guillotine to protest planned cuts by the Ontario government should be seen more as “political theatre” than a threat to ... Read more

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Avoid never-ending tournament, create different career path

Law students should consider taking the career path less travelled, Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski suggests in an article penned for Law Times . Handlarski, ... Read more

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Oland defence team presented more 'persuasive' arguments

Veteran Toronto criminal lawyer  Christopher Hicks predicts Dennis Oland will be acquitted in the slaying of his millionaire father Richard, prompting a Crown appeal of the ... Read more

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Christopher Hicks' media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks  is frequently called upon by the media as   a trusted source for their news stories, particularly in high-profile ... Read more

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Public fear over criminals changing their name 'overblown'

Even the rarest combination of a name and sex change will not provide anonymity to notorious offenders in Canada, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The ... Read more

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Joseph Neuberger's media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on criminal law ... Read more

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Two teens charged with murder in prom after party shooting, police say

 WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE, Ont. — Police say two teens have been charged with murder in a fatal shooting at a prom after-party north of Toronto last ... Read more

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Second opinion in criminal cases can help the accused

A second set of trained eyes on a criminal investigation can boost a defendant’s case, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs . Downs, founding partner and ... Read more

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Wisdom through experience helps to better serve clients

Nearing his 76th birthday in a profession that acknowledges the value of age and experience, British Columbia criminal lawyer  Dr. Gary Botting  says he is ... Read more

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Using provocation as a defence in criminal cases

Provocation is a very misunderstood defence, particularly because it comes with very clear limits on when it can be used, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Rosen ... Read more

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Pro bono appeal program 'good quality advocacy:' Daviau

Helping the Probono Inmate Appeal (PIA) program is “a tremendous amount of work but well worth it,” Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau ... Read more

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Passion to help the underprivileged drives Kumar

Growing up in one of Toronto’s less affluent neighbourhoods has given her first-hand insight into the inequality found within our justice system, criminal defence ... Read more

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Balancing harsh reality of prison and respect for the court

It’s important to maintain dignity and respect for the court when advocating a lesser sentence for a “combative” client, Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler ... Read more

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