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Criminal Law Blog
Back in 2013, a young man named Sammy Yatim was acting erratically on a streetcar, exposing himself to young girls and holding a knife. The streetcar was evacuated and police arrived on the scene, including Officer James Forcillo, who asked Yatim to drop his knife. Yatim didn’t, and Officer Forcillo fired nine shot- three initial...
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Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi discussed the sentencing of the Mosque Shooter, Alexandre Bissonnette, with Jerry Agar on NewsTalk1010. Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder. The Crown has threatened him with up to 150 years in prison to be served consecutively. This means he would serve...
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A husband in Saskatoon is in legal limbo after witnessing his wife kill herself. His wife decided to commit suicide after being denied medically assisted suicide. She grounded up pills, and after taking them laid down next to her husband where she passed. The husband called the police afterward, which led to his arrest although...
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Convicted killer Dellen Millard is about to go on trial for the third time. The possibility of him ever getting out is slim to none, even without this third conviction. So why are they spending the time and money to prosecute him a third time? Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi discusses it on NewsTalk1010. This...
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Drafting Legal Papers
A law has finally been approved that will prohibit the disclosure of police records of non-convicted Ontario residents. In the past, people who were accused of crimes, committed to hospitals due to mental health issues, or were believed to be associated with certain crimes had records compiled on them. Even once charges were acquitted, these...
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Law Office
Lie detector tests are a staple in cop shows, but Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi isn’t a fan. In fact, he always advises his clients against taking them. If police were willing to drop charges or pursuit of his client if they passed the test it would be another story. However, Prutschi explains that police...
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It should be common sense that police shouldn’t be allowed to release records for people found innocent, who were acquitted, or who weren’t even charged. Ontario legislative thought so too, as they unanimously agreed to pass a law banning this. Unfortunately, regulations haven’t been put in place to act on this legislature. Toronto criminal lawyer...
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Lie detector tests are a staple in cop shows, but Toronto criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi isn’t a fan. In fact, he always advises his clients against taking them. If police were willing to drop charges or pursuit of his client if they passed the test it would be another story. However, Prutschi explains that police...
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Toronto defence lawyer Edward Prutschi sparred with NewTalk1010’s host, Jerry Agar, this morning over the importance for police to ensure drivers understand their legal rights. The discussion was about the recent case where a drunk driving charge was dismissed because police failed to get a man an interpreter after he repeatedly stated he could not...
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Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company is in hot water. Both the theater company itself and its founder, actor Albert Schultz, have been named in a civil lawsuit that accuses Schultz of sexual misconduct towards actresses. Rather than taking legal action, the four plaintiffs have chosen to go the civil suit route. Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi says...
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