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Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her home by knifepoint and held prisoner by a husband and wife, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. Mitchell is serving life in jail, but Barzee is set to be released from prison in a few days.   This release has many people upset, and Toronto criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi...
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he would be invoking the “Notwithstanding Clause” to override a recent decision passed by a judge in regards to cutting the size of the City of Toronto council. This move is highly controversial, but many people are wondering what exactly this clause is.   The notwithstanding clause is part of...
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Canada is currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with over 4,000 Canadian’s dying of opioid overdoses last year. In response to this, the Health Minister passed a Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. The law was designed to protect people who may be using drugs themselves but call for help if someone around them...
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Lawyer Ed Prutschi on Family & Criminal Law
  Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi joined family lawyer Andrew Feldstein on Ask Andrew. The two discussed the various ways criminal and family law intersects. Ed Prutschi said that out of all of the different types of law, the one that criminal law most often overlaps with is family law. Domestic assault cases are the most...
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Media and the justice system have always been intertwined, but now more than ever in the digital era. The days of simply reporting cases are gone though. Both digital and traditional media have now adopted the activist call #BelieveTheVictim. This hashtag has emerged from public outrage over the number of acquittals Canada has seen recently...
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The definition of child pornography is extremely broad and can create some situations that would not typically be considered by the public to be criminal. Very generally speaking, the definition of child pornography in Canada is any material (and that can include digital or paper or art) that depicts a person who is under 18,...
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Charter rights are a very big part of child pornography investigations, trials and defenses. Some relate to a very traditional form of a search warrant where police will actually knock on the door, present a search warrant and say they are looking for computers and digital storage devices. They will take every disc in the...
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Toronto Child Porn Charges Dropped But The Damage Is Done Read how partner, Boris Bytensky, fought for 16 straight months to secure a withdrawal of all charges in a child pornography case. Even after winning the case, Mr. Bytensky and the team at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman leveraged their extensive knowledge of Canadian media to counter...
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Ultimately, the client decides whether to appeal, but we always lay out the points that they need to consider. One point is the length of the sentence and whether the client feels he or she can live with that sentence. In a situation where a person is given a strict probation or a driving prohibition,...
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Edward Prutschi explains the basis for an appeal and how appeals differ from typical trials. When people contemplate an appeal, they believe that the only reason they need is to disagree with the judge’s decision. That in itself is not sufficient reason for an appeal and it’s very important, as a law firm, that we...
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