https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17515/index.do What is voyeurism? In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with the offence voyeurism under section 162(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code.
At the height of the pandemic, Boris Bytensky helped mobilize an army of defence lawyers to reduce the prison population
To criminal lawyer Boris Bytensky, the early days of the pandemic unfolded in the correctional system like a giant round of whacka-mole. “We were trying to smash down one problem, and then something else would pop right up,” says the partner at Bytensky Shikhman Barristers. There were concerns that prisons across Ontario were critically short […]
“The Federal government has introduced a Bill proposing to make sexual assault training mandatory for federally appointed judges. While advanced education for judges is a laudable goal, partner Edward Prutschi raises some concerns over the threat to judicial independence posed by a government legislating what judges must learn. Listen as Mr. Prutschi debates the […]
What is the legal definition of “child pornography”? “Child pornography” is defined in s.163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. In order for something to be considered child pornography, the law says that it must meet one of the following definitions: A photographic, film, video or other visual representation that shows a person who is […]
Shoplifting It’s the bane of a store owner’s existence. Boosting. Racking. Nicking. The five-finger discount. Whatever you call it, it’s shoplifting and the crime of theft under $5000 under the Criminal Code of Canada. BPS lawyers have defended hundreds of people over the years against shoplifting charges. Trials are rare as the costs associated with […]