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Is safer communities’ legislation necessarily a good thing?

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The powers granted by safer communities’ legislation can lead to an invasion of privacy and constitutional rights without much accountability or due process… read the full article here.

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SCC critical of Truth In Sentencing Act

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It is the duty of the courts to ensure that the highest law of the land, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is not contravened – read the full article here.

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Drinking and driving appeal decision doesn’t address problematic reasoning by trial judge

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Toronto criminal lawyer Tushar Pain tells The Lawyers Weekly that it’s unfortunate the appeal judge who upheld a conviction in a drunk driving case didn’t address how the trial judge could have been satisfied that the demand for a breathalyzer had been made. Read the rest here.

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The state of the law on driving impaired by drugs

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Toronto criminal lawyer Tushar Pain writes in Lawyers Weekly that he hopes a definitive decision from a higher court will come soon on recent changes to the Criminal Code.  Read more here.

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John Howard Society steps up to offer bail supervision program

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The decision by the government to provide a bail verification and supervision program in 17 communities across Ontario is certainly positive as it provides another option to being detained in custody… read more here.

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Mandatory minimum sentence for gun crime struck down

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With the strike down of the mandatory minimum for gun crimes, there may be more guilty pleas to the offence where offenders are able to plea bargain a sentence substantially less than three years… Read the rest of the article here. 

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18-month sentence following a conviction for human trafficking charge

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Toronto criminal lawyer Tushar Pain says an 18-month jail term for human trafficking handed to a man who forced his housekeeper to work long days for little money seems harsh… Read the story here.

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The importance of mid-trial instructions when dealing with character evidence

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It’s a “double-edged sword” in cases where a judge has to give detailed instructions to a jury to focus on the crimes that were committed and not the type of person who committed them… Read the rest of the story here.

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Without proper training, cops with Tasers could result in misuse

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Strict guidelines and training are necessary if the expanded use of Tasers in Ontario will be a positive step forward… Read the full story here.

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With police power must come responsibility

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A woman criminally charged over an Instagram photo she posted online may be an example of the police overusing their powers to express disapproval of an individual’s actions… read the full story here.

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