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Understanding Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in Criminal Sentencing

When a judge in Ontario is considering a criminal sentence, they must consider mandatory sentencing restrictions. However, some factors can […]

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What’s the Difference Between Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Harassment?

The terms sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment are often used interchangeably when referring to any type of sexual […]

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Probative vs Prejudicial

The Probative vs Prejudicial nature of any piece of evidence is an issue that arises in almost every criminal trial […]

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Ontario Courts Reopening for Criminal Trials

Ontario criminal trials are back in session. The Ontario Court of Justice resumed criminal case management matters as of November […]

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How the Grinch Was Convicted

In his attempt to steal Christmas, the Grinch committed a litany of crimes. We look at the offences he may […]

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How Long Can Police Wait to Press Criminal Charges?

What is the statute of limitations on criminal charges? How long the police can wait before pressing criminal charges against […]

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What is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (RBD)?

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt (RBD) is the standard for convictions in a criminal trial. A court cannot find a […]

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What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?”

In Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects us with the right to a “reasonable expectation of privacy.” But […]

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The Use of Affidavits in Covid-19 Trials

Affidavit Definition An affidavit is a written statement that is voluntarily signed to swear that the information in the statement […]

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Can You Be Convicted Without Evidence?

No competent prosecutor will take a case to trial without some form of evidence. In the absence of evidence, a […]

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