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Sonya Shikhman

Brampton judge tosses organized crime-linked gambling case over ‘egregious’ 12-day wait for bail hearing

https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/gta/2021/01/21/brampton-judge-tosses-organized-crime-linked-gambling-case-over-egregious-12-day-wait-for-bail-hearing.html

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BUSINESS LAW

Understanding Your Rights: A Guide for Criminal Defendants in Toronto

The Canadian justice system affords criminal defendants with several rights. If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you should be aware of these …

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Information Blog

The Top 5 Things to Know About Bail Hearings in Toronto

1. Pursuant to s. 515 of the Criminal Code, in most cases, you are presumed to be releasable unless the Crown can convince the Court …

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Information Blog

Inmate Deaths

In January 2023, the Ontario Chief Coroner’s Expert Panel on Deaths in Provincial Custody released a report entitled ‘An Obligation to Prevent: Report from the …

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Criminal Code Offences Blogs 8
Information Blog

Criminal Code Offences

The Criminal Code contains a dizzying array of charges that a person can face and incorporates into it a host of other statutes (such as …

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Uncategorized

What does a criminal lawyer do?

A criminal lawyer is involved during all phases of a criminal case- from the arrest to the last day of the trial. The lawyer is …

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Criminal Defence Lawyer Toronto

Questions to ask your lawyer about your criminal case

What is your experience with cases like mine? Because of the serious consequences of a criminal conviction, it is important to know that your lawyer …

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News

Sexual Assault Lawyers Explain Canadian Definition

In the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, more people are wondering what exactly sexual assault is. What is considered sexual assault has …

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News

How to Select a Toronto Criminal Lawyer

It is everybody’s worst fear to have a brush with the law. Whether it is a simple traffic violation or a difficult sexual assault case, …

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Criminal Lawyer

Understanding Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Legal consent to sexual activity requires an understanding that consent must be explicit each and every time sexual activity is engaged in with another person. …

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Boris Bytensky

Boris Bytensky at iHeart Media Chief Legal Analyst.

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case studies

R. v. K.J.M. 2019 SCC 55

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18035/index.do What is an 11(b) defence? The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is meant to guarantee that the person’s criminal charges are dealt with …

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case studies

R. v. Le 2019 SCC 34

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17804/index.do R. v. Le: What are you rights when it comes to interaction with the police? The Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms guarantees protection …

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case studies

R. v. Jarvis 2019 SCC 10

 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 …

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Boris Bytensky

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 …

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Uncategorized

What Does it Mean to be a “Party to an Offence”?

Introduction According to Canadian criminal law, those who encourage or assist in the commission of an offence are just as guilty as the person who …

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Boris Bytensky

A break down of the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou, Boris Bytensky

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Criminal Lawyer

Jerry Agar Show – Judges need sexual assault training

  “The Federal government has introduced a Bill proposing to make sexual assault training mandatory for federally appointed judges. While advanced education for judges is …

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