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McArthur guilty plea to eight murder counts 'unprecedented:' Zita

Bruce McArthur’s guilty plea to eight counts of first-degree murder is an “extraordinary” circumstance, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica Zita  tells ... Read more

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McArthur plea has benefits for Crown, defence: Daviau

There are many reasons for Bruce McArthur to forego a trial and plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau ... Read more

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Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder

TORONTO — A serial killer who preyed on men from Toronto's gay village for years has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce McArthur, who had ... Read more

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Metrolinx ban on employee use of recreational pot 'troubling:' Sa'd

TORONTO — The head of regional transportation agency Metrolinx says workers in so-called safety-sensitive positions will be banned from using recreational cannabis at all ... Read more

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Striking down victim surcharge 'fantastic:' Daviau

There were more than a few outstanding court decisions in 2018 worth celebrating, Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau tells AdvocateDaily.com . “For one, I think ... Read more

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Many facets to weigh when considering an appeal: Zita

A lawyer should carefully consider multiple factors when determining whether to appeal a conviction and never hesitate to recommend that course if it’s in the client’s ... Read more

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Courtroom advocacy – an acquired skill

Understanding the nuances of the courtroom is knowledge acquired through experience, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen , whose career spans five decades and includes some ... Read more

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Track cannabis charges to ensure certain groups aren't being targeted

Policing of new cannabis laws must be tracked to protect historically marginalized communities, Toronto criminal lawyer  Caryma Sa’d tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Blood evidence on Oland's jacket 'rather remarkable:' Hicks

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The cellphone of murdered multimillionaire Richard Oland was never found, but steamy messages and text exchanges with his mistress were captured on a ... Read more

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Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of child luring provisions

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a case  involving the use of a fictitious online identity in a sexual luring investigation that will have a ... Read more

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Botting heaps scorn on U.S. over latest Meng extradition manoeuvre

The U.S. Department of Justice is foolhardy to persist in asking Canada to extradite detained Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, says Dr. Gary Botting , a B.C. ... Read more

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Barring intoxication defence in assault cases violates Charter rights: Conron

Defendants should be allowed to raise a reasonable doubt about their mens rea  as a result of extreme drunkenness to allegations of sexual assault, even though a man ... Read more

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Latest drinking and driving legislation 'unfathomable:' Neuberger

“Troubling” legislation that allows police to demand a breath sample two hours after a driver has parked their car will eventually be contested at the Supreme Court, ... Read more

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Decisions involving African-Canadians could have major impact: Izadi

Two cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) — where race was a factor in securing lesser prison terms — will have a significant impact on future sentencing ... Read more

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Weapons acquittal proves the value of persistence: Fennel

Thoroughly exploring each avenue of defence, no matter how slim the chance of success seems, can bring significant results, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel , who ... Read more

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How to approach plea-bargain negotiations: a guide for new lawyers

While plea negotiations should be part of every criminal defence case, law schools provide only an academic sense of how they’re conducted, and offer little practical ... Read more

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Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks

The momentum in the second-degree murder retrial of Dennis Oland in the brutal beating death of his multimillionaire father has taken a turn — one which ... Read more

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Australia should be therapeutic jurisprudence role model for Canada

In the third instalment of a four-part series, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence  Forstner  examines  what makes Australia a leader in therapeutic ... Read more

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Waiving prelim can be effective in the right case: Smith

Forgoing a preliminary inquiry, and heading straight to trial, can be the correct call under the right circumstances, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler Smith , ... Read more

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Driver's guilty plea in Humboldt crash demonstrates 'remorse': Hicks

A semi-truck driver's guilty plea to all 29 charges stemming from a devastating collision with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team will be a significant ... Read more

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