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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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Edward Prutschi explains why trial lawyers may refer cases to another lawyer for the appeal. It’s not at all uncommon within the legal field for a trial lawyer to ask for fresh eyes to look at a proposed appeal. We sometimes refer clients out even after we did a trial, if there’s likely to be...
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Edward Prutschi explains what happens to the plaintiff while a case goes to appeal. Most appeals take at least a number of months, if not longer, before they actually get back in front of the appeal court. In typical circumstances, some sort of punishment is imposed, such as, a fine, a suspension of your driver’s...
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Edward Prutschi explains the time limits and first steps in proceeding with an appeal. In your typical appeal, you have 30 days from the time of final judgment, which means when sentencing is handed down, to file your Notice of Appeal. Sometimes that day is not the same day that the guilty verdict is handed...
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Often, officers will take the view that a person is releasable in theory, but they want more stringent conditions than would be imposed by an undertaking. They will have the person held for a Show Cause Hearing or, what is commonly called, a Bail Hearing. Under the criminal code, the police have to get a...
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Boris Bytensky Discusses Upcoming Testimony of Nigel Wright at Duffy Trial Partner and CTV News Legal Analyst Boris Bytensky chats with CTV News Channel about what to expect on the first day of former PMO Chief of Staff Nigel Wright’s testimony at the Mike Duffy trial. Watch: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=677645
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Criminal Lawyer Boris Bytensky on Canada AM Reviews Last Day of Nigel Wright’s Testimony Partner and CTV News Legal Analyst Boris Bytensky breaks down the highlights from yesterday’s testimony at the Duffy trial on Canada AM with Marci Ien. Watch: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=684511
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Sonya Shikhman indicated that her client’s defence will stand on the testimony of three witnesses. Myles Hughes’ lawyer says her client used a gun to defend himself and several friends from violent intruders who invaded his home on March 2010. Those remarks incapsulated the stance of Hughes’ defence lawyer, Sonya Shikhman, during her opening address...
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Ms. Sonya Shikhman, a partner and criminal lawyer at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman, was a guest on SUN Network to discusses the important legal topic of involuntary confessions. Canadian citizens should not be comfortable with any confessions or guilty pleas that are not voluntary as it shakes the very foundation of our system of ensuring that...
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Tory Wants to Add “Rape” to Criminal Code Over 30 years ago, the term rape was taken out of Criminal Code of Canada and was instead replaced with the broader term of sexual assault. While many legal analysts have said that such an umbrella term is problematic and cannot encompass the full scope of sexual...
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