Summaries of the best recent criminal cases for anyone arguing the side of the defence. Links to actual cases on Canlii are included. The summaries are searchable by topic. Stop wasting your time and look here first.

8 12, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – December 8, 2019

By |2019-12-08T08:55:37-07:00December 8th, 2019|Charter s.8, Judicial Duty to Assist, Search Incident to Arrest, Self-Represented Accused|0 Comments

This week's top two summaries: R v Smith, 2019 SKCA 126 and R v Hasanov, 2019 ONSC 6959. R v Smith [...]

30 11, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – November 30, 2019

By |2019-11-30T15:44:20-07:00November 30th, 2019|Charter 10(b), Charter 11(b), Choice of Counsel, Criminal Negligence Causing Death, Defence Re-Election to Prov. Ct., Manslaughter - via Unlawful Act, Offences|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Javanmardi, 2019 SCC 54, R v Shaikh, 2019 ONCA 895, and R v Lebada, 2019 ONCJ [...]

24 11, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – November 24, 2019

By |2019-11-24T10:02:37-07:00November 24th, 2019|2019 Amendments Substantive, Juries, Peremptory Challenge, Seized Cash, Statutory Interpretation, Used for Lawyer Fees|0 Comments

This week's top four summaries: R v Rafilovich, 2019 SCC 51, R v RS, 2019 ONCA 904, R v Levaillant, 2019 ABQB 837, and R v SB, [...]

10 11, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – November 10, 2019

By |2019-11-25T06:30:48-07:00November 10th, 2019|Evidence, Juries, Peremptory Challenge, Reverse Disclosure, Sexual Assault, Similar Fact|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v King, 2019 ONSC 6386, R v Ekhtiari, 2019 ONCJ 774, and R v McAnally, 2019 ONSC 6274. [...]

2 11, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – November 2, 2019

By |2019-11-02T08:27:15-06:00November 2nd, 2019|2019 Amendments Substantive, Answering Jury Questions, Juries, Offences, Possession for the Purpose - Drugs|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Williams, 2019 ONCA 846, R v Dorion, 2019 SKQB 266, and R v Main, 2019 BCPC 241. [...]

27 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 27, 2019

By |2019-10-27T13:53:49-06:00October 27th, 2019|Charter 10(b), Choice of Counsel, Detached Reflection Not Required, Evidence, Murder - First Degree - Party Liability, Murder - First Degree - via Kidnapping, Offences, Self-Defence, Vetrovec Witnesses|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v RS, 2019 ONCA 832, R v Saleh, 2019 ONCA 819, and R v Lewis, 2019 ONSC 5919. [...]

19 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 19, 2019

By |2019-10-19T10:40:22-06:00October 19th, 2019|Dangerous Driving, Juries, Jury Charge - Opining About Evidence, Offences, Possession of Replica Firearm|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Walker, 2019 ONCA 806, R v Delellis, 2019 BCCA 335, and R v Eyre, 2019 BCCA 333. [...]

12 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 12, 2019

By |2019-10-12T10:06:23-06:00October 12th, 2019|Charter 11(b), Charter s.8, Consent for Search, Evidence, Murder - Knowledge of Likelihood of Death, Offences, Post-Appeal Delay, Statement Voluntariness|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v JEV, 2019 ABCA 359, R v SK, 2019 ONCA 776, and R v King, 2019 ABPC 236. [...]

6 10, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – October 6, 2019

By |2019-10-06T09:10:58-06:00October 6th, 2019|Ancillary Powers Doctrine, Breach of the Peace, Charter 11(b), Charter s.8, Complexity of the Case, Fundamental Concepts, Mandatory Destruction of Records|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, R v Lemioer, 2019 SKCA 95, and R v Alston, 2019 ONSC 5491. [...]

28 09, 2019

The Defence Toolkit – September 28, 2019

By |2019-09-28T09:25:38-06:00September 28th, 2019|Charter s.7, Charter s.9, Disclosure, Invitation to Sexual Touching - Sting Operation, Judicial Duty to Assist, Lost Disclosure, Offences, Self-Represented Accused, Traffic Law Limits|0 Comments

This week's top three summaries: R v Cathcart, 2019 SKCA 90, R v McColman, 2019 ONSC 5359, and R v Weiland, 2019 ONSC 5357. [...]