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Criminal Lawyer Ed Prutschi Discusses Ford's Notwithstanding Clause
The Canadian public recently learned that two of their most notorious killers are not serving their sentences behind bars. Instead, they are serving their sentences to low-security healing lodges. Criminal lawyer Ed Prutschi writes for The Sun about the use of healing lodges over conventional prisons. Terri-Lynn McClintic, convicted of first-degree murder and rape of...
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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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Toronto Criminal Lawyer Edward Prutschi discusses Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause. Prutschi explains that Ford invoking the notwithstanding clause can be traced back through years of the judicial system flexing their power over lawfully elected officials. While freedom of expression is important, how is that right impacted by the ability to run...
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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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As a child pornography lawyer, our first priority is to look at the disclosure and determine whether there is actual innocence here and then we search for what we can do to defend that individual. There are situations that happen, as with any other charge, where a person comes to us and says, “This is...
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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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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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