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8 Tips to Prepare For The Witness Stand

As a witness, you want to be prepared to testify and clearly present your evidence to the judge and jury. While explaining the facts clearly to one person may not be challenging, many people feel anxious about speaking in front of an entire courtroom. Witness anxiety...

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About The Mistaken Identity Defence

According to the Innocence Project, 69% of wrongful convictions exonerated by DNA were the result of mistaken identity. Eyewitness accounts tend to weigh heavily in court, so criminal defence lawyers use the mistaken identity defence to discredit these accounts as...

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Why Eyewitness Testimony Is Unreliable

Concerns over eyewitness testimony are nothing new in criminal trials. Studies have been showing significant concern over their accuracy, all the way back to the 1960s. Yet now, over half a century later, eyewitness testimony continues to play a major role in criminal...

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Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal harassment is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. It is also sometimes referred to as "stalking." Criminal harassment involves engaging in repeated, unwanted behaviour toward someone that causes that person to fear for their safety or for someone they know. Given that...

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Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Enter House Without Warrant In most cases police require a warrant to enter your house. However, police are allowed to enter your house without a warrant in certain situations, such as when they have reason to believe that there is an emergency inside. There are also other very limited...

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