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  • Eyewitness IdentificationOctober 6, 2017

    No matter the offence, the Crown Attorney must always prove the identity of the accused as the person who committed the crime in order to secure a conviction. Depending on the case, sometimes the accused identity is admitted and not in issues. In other cases, the sole issues is the […] The post Eyew … Read more »

  • General Intention Offences vs Specific Intention OffencesAugust 30, 2017

    All criminal offences have two elements: (1) the intention or knowledge, and (2) action or conduct. Lawyers often refer to the intention or knowledge as the mens rea of the offence. Not all criminal offences require the offender to have same level of awareness of their wrongful action. Offences are … Read more »

  • De Minimis DefenceAugust 24, 2017

    De Minimis Non Curat Lex is Latin for “the law does not care for small things.” In a number of criminal cases the de minimis defence has been raised successfully, though appellant courts have not been clear on its availability for all offences. In R v Peleshaty, the Manitoba Court […] The post De Mi … Read more »

  • Winnipeg Mental Health CourtAugust 3, 2017

    The Winnipeg Mental Health Court is one of three problem solving courts in Manitoba, which include the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court and the Thompson Domestic Violence Court. The idea is similar to that of the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court, except with the focus on mental health instead of addiction … Read more »

  • Winnipeg Drug Treatment CourtAugust 2, 2017

    The first drug treatment court (DTC) was established in Toronto in 1998. The idea was to bring together professional treatment services for those involved in the criminal justice system in order to effectively address offenders’ drug additions. Soon after a drug treatment court was developed in Vanc … Read more »