In the digital age, the proliferation of internet use has unfortunately led to an increase in crimes related to child pornography. Understanding the complexities and legal implications of these offences is crucial for both the public and individuals facing charges. In Canada, offences related to child pornography are outlined in […]
Author: Nicholas Robinson Criminal Lawyer
Navigating the complexities of a criminal trial in Canada involves understanding the pivotal role of expert witnesses. A crucial aspect of this process is the “Notice to Call Expert Evidence,” guided by s. 657.3 (1) of the Criminal Code, which mandates parties to give notice of their intention to call […]
Understanding the complexities of legal rights in criminal proceedings is essential for anyone engaged with the justice system. In this blog post, we’ll focus on two pivotal aspects of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Section 11(c) – Protection against testimonial compulsion, and Section 7 – Right Against Self-Incrimination. […]
The accused was charged with Impaired Driving CC.320.14(1)(a) and Exceed .08 cc.320.14(1)(b). After setting the matter for trial, the matter received a Stay of Proceedings before trial began.
The charge of “Overcoming Resistance to Commission of Offence” is a critical component of Canadian criminal law, especially in cases involving aggravated forms of assault and sexual assault. What is “Overcoming Resistance to Commission of Offence”? Section 246 of the Criminal Code defines Overcoming Resistance to Commission of Offence as […]
The accused was charged with Assault cc.266 against their intimate partner and later Breaching Conditions cc.145(4)(a). After attending mental health programming, the breach charge received Stay of Proceedings and shortly after, the Assault charge received a Stay of Proceedings as well.
Understanding Your Right to not be compelled to testify against Yourself: A Guide for the Criminally Accused
When facing criminal charges, it’s crucial to understand your rights and particularly the right against being compelled to testify against yourself. This right is enshrined in Section 11(c) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and plays a pivotal role in the criminal justice process. A related, but separate […]
The accused was charged with Impaired Driving CC.320.14(1)(a) and Exceed .08 cc.320.14(1)(b). The matter was scheduled for trial and later received a Stay of Proceedings prior to trial date.
In a recent landmark case, we see the complex interplay between police investigation techniques and the rights of individuals under Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure. This case, centred around the actions of John Rogers and the subsequent police […]