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  • Trial Within A Reasonable TimeFebruary 21, 2018

    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives everyone charged with a criminal offence the right to be tried within a reasonable time. The rational for this right is based on both individual interests and societal interests. The individual interests include (1) minimizing the anxiety and stigma … Read more »

  • Driving While Disqualified Case: Her Majesty the Queen v. Patrick GavinJanuary 31, 2018

    The accused was charged with driving while disqualified. His ex-spouse alleged when he had picked up their son from her care that he was driving a white van. The accused denied the allegations and asserted he was the passenger in the vehicle being driven by his father. The Crown Attorney […] The pos … Read more »

  • Simple Possession of Marijuana Case: Her Majesty the Queen v. Dallas PerreaultJanuary 10, 2018

    The accused was in custody. On the day in question, a correctional officer became suspicious of the presence of illicit substances due to the several inmate being high on the range. While searching the cells, the correctional officer located cannabis marijuana resin hidden in a balled up sock in the … Read more »

  • Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Text MessagesDecember 10, 2017

    As the nature of technology we rely upon in our day to day lives change, so has the law been required to change to adapt to this new world. One piece of technology ubiquitous in our modern world is the cell phone. At first cell phones could just make calls, […] The post Reasonable Expectation of Pri … Read more »

  • When can a Judge change their decision?November 10, 2017

    A judge can only make a decision within their jurisdiction. Jurisdiction is legal power of the court to exercise authority over a person, subject matter or geographic area. The doctrine of functus officio (Latin for “having performed the function of his or her office) refers to the principle that a … Read more »