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 been altered and updated as times changed, which only adds to the confusion surrounding this term. Different countries might have different definitions of it, but our sexual assault lawyers share...Read More
Defense lawyers often get hate from citizens for defending criminals, however, they play a crucial role in the legal system. The system only works if both the side gets fair representation. However, Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Byensky discusses a recent case in Ireland that has caused controversy on NewsTalk10101’s The Jerry Agar Show. A defence...Read More
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...Read More
We advise all persons charged with criminal offenses, including domestic assault, not to give any statement to the police. They have a right to silence and they should exercise it. The police are going to charge someone at the scene and speaking to them will not change what is going to happen after a domestic...Read More
Media and the justice system have always been intertwined, but now more than ever in the digital era. The days of simply reporting cases are gone though. Both digital and traditional media have now adopted the activist call #BelieveTheVictim. This hashtag has emerged from public outrage over the number of acquittals Canada has seen recently...Read More
The definition of child pornography is extremely broad and can create some situations that would not typically be considered by the public to be criminal. Very generally speaking, the definition of child pornography in Canada is any material (and that can include digital or paper or art) that depicts a person who is under 18,...Read More
Mr. Prutschi is a panelist with NewsTalk1010 discussing, among other things, the unfortunate tactic chosen by a defence lawyer in making sentencing arguments for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 103 year old woman.Read More
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...Read More
Boris Bytensky LL.B.
Sonya Shikhman LL.B.
Brittany Smith J.D