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Edward Prutschi
A good trial lawyer will be very alive to errors that a judge is making in the course of a trial, though in the midst of the trial there’s virtually nothing you can do about them. A judge has complete control and discretion over how he or she is making the rulings as the case...
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Parents assaulted preemie breaking his bones Toronto Star, Thursday, October 28, 2004; B1 A Toronto couple convicted of breaking their four-pound baby’s bones, inflicting six fractures, wants him back and is seeking a six-month, stay-at-home sentence. Within 10 days of coming home from hospital in 2002, the baby’s parents, “Kerry” and “Stan,” severed their son’s...
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Woman, 23, found guilty of breaking both of baby’s legs Implores judge to let her ‘raise my son the right way’ Toronto Star, Saturday, October 23, 2004; B3 By: Peter Small, Staff Reporter A Toronto woman convicted of breaking both her premature infant’s legs is begging a judge to give her a chance to once...
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Edward Prutschi discusses what happens after a domestic assault charge, and shares some valuable insight on the legalities surrounding domestic assault and domestic violence, and why the exception instead of the rule often guides legislation. A criminal charge is a life-altering event and it becomes almost unbearable when defendants see the forces that they are really...
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In yet another example of ‘tough-on-crime’ trumping ‘smart-on-crime’, despite millions of additional dollars required to manage the increased custodial times for offenders on the many new mandatory minimum sentences, apparently no money could be found to save the venerable Toronto Bail Program. It has recently been announced that, effective Mar. 29, the Toronto Bail Program...
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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: study proves children as young as two capable of lying So often in our defence of clients charged with crimes against children, we hear the refrain from prosecutors, “why would a child lie?” Well, it turns out that children, perhaps even more so than adults, don’t really need a reason...
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Two cases that strike to the core of our criminal justice system. In one, a man seeks to protect to his girlfriend from liability for the tragic beating death of her young daughter. He delivers conflicting stories throughout the course of the investigation ultimately stunning the courtroom by claiming responsibility for the injuries himself in...
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A recent report prepared by a Superior Court Judge has found that 20 years after the Corrections and Conditional Release Act required it, the endorsements of Judges regarding prison classifications, treatment programs and other key information are still not being passed along to correctional authorities in the majority of cases. Justice Gans described the technology...
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The Globe and Mail, Saturday, October 23, 2004 By: Christie Blatchford It was yesterday during the sentencing hearing for a couple convicted in the aggravated assault of their seven-week-old son that the lawyer for the baby’s mother, Edward Prutschi, read aloud from a letter his client had written. In what turned out to be a document...
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