Jury Decides Manslaughter Case

A recent jury trial dealt with the legal concepts governing the offence of manslaughter. The accused observed a man across the street being forcibly put out of a restaurant. The man was angry and agitated; he wanted to re-enter the establishment. He was shouting and...

Harper Versus the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s rejection of Justice Marc Nadon, the Harper government’s nominee to fill  the current vacancy in the court, is a hopeful sign for criminal defence lawyers and their clients. The ruling is generally interpreted as expressing the...

Consent Fraud And Sexual Assault

  The Supreme Court has ruled  a man who made holes in a condom without telling his girlfriend is guilty of sexual assault. The court held that leading the woman to believe she was protected from pregnancy when in fact she wasn’t constituted fraud which...

Another Criminal Lawyer Guilty Of Crimes

  Once again a criminal lawyer has become a client for another lawyer. The sad case of Jessie Bérubé was in  the news again when she pleaded guilty to drug offences as well as a charge of obstruction of justice. The former defence attorney, who was expelled from...

Extradition Of Amanda Knox For Murder

Montreal criminal lawyers are well aware of Canada’s willingness to extradite its citizens to the United States, often in cases of fraudulent telemarketing. Canadians are routinely sent to be be dealt with by the extraordinarily harsh American criminal justice...

New Policy On Prostitution This Year

While declaring the principal Criminal Code prostitution offences unconstitutional the Supreme Court allowed the current provisions to remain in force for one year in order for the Federal government  – and possibly provincial authorities – to enact new...

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