Criminal

Good relationship with accused doesn't aid reliability of sexual-assault complainant's memory: Court

Good relationship with accused doesn't aid reliability of sexual-assault complainant's memory: Court

Judge failed to instruct jury not to rely on impermissible reasoning suggested by Crown

OBA's Ontario Legal Conference to host panel of judges, discuss access to justice in criminal law

OBA's Ontario Legal Conference to host panel of judges, discuss access to justice in criminal law

Program features an event on neurodiversity in the legal profession

Ontario Court of Appeal allows state funding for counsel on appeal of criminal case

Ontario Court of Appeal allows state funding for counsel on appeal of criminal case

The case involved a vehicle collision report that led to an arrest

Court reduces sentence because Crown admitted disputed facts in guilty plea while accused absconded

Court reduces sentence because Crown admitted disputed facts in guilty plea while accused absconded

Appeal court highlights importance of counsel clarifying facts before entering plea

Unreasonable delay in assault case violates accused's Charter rights: Ontario Superior Court

Unreasonable delay in assault case violates accused's Charter rights: Ontario Superior Court

The court rejected the effects of pandemic as 'exceptional circumstances' justifying delay

Jury instructions related to witness testimony leads to order for new trial in sexual assault case

Jury instructions related to witness testimony leads to order for new trial in sexual assault case

Case reflects lack of judicial experience with jury charges, says John Rosen