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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Child Pornography

What the Canadian Law Says About Child Pornography

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 …

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Criminal Lawyer

What is diversion for shoplifting?

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 …

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Boris Bytensky

R. v. Balfour and Young

After decades of systemic delays and chronic problems with bail courts in northern Manitoba, partner Boris Bytensky joined local counsel Rohit Gupta, to launch a …

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Criminal Lawyer

The “Revolving Door” Bail System in Canada

The “Revolving Door” Bail System in Canada: Opinions from Edward Prutschi Many Canadians have grown very frustrated with the bail system in the country. They …

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Law & Order with Ed Prutschi, Toronto Police Association head and Mike McCormack

People have been shocked to watch the video of a man handcuffed in the back of a Toronto Police cruiser produce a gun from his pants. In …

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