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What is Mental Health Court?

Accused persons in Ontario suffering from mental illness can have different resolutions available to them. The Ontario criminal justice system recognizes the casual connection that can sometimes exist between mental health issues and criminal behaviour. In Ontario this is demonstrated via the existence of mental health courts. Mental health courts are specialized criminal law courts designed to assist accused who have mental health issues. Often there is great variance between mental health courts in the way that each individual court is run. However, typically Mental health courts in Ontario have the following features: 1. a specialized judge or group of judges that sit only in that court; 2. a specialized  Crown attorneys or small number of Crowns assigned to that court; 3. a specialized duty counsel or small number of duty counsel assigned to that court; 4. specially trained court officers; 5. mental health court workers;…

21 Jul 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Anthony Daye

19 Jul 2017

Anthony was convicted of a crime he did not commit. When Anthony Daye 30 years old he was wrongfully convicted of a crime, drug possession for…

Is it a Crime to Almost Hit a Pedestrian?

18 Jul 2017

You may be charged with a driving related offence even if no accident occurs.   Careless driving If you almost hit a pedestrian with your car…

What is Gladue Court?

15 Jul 2017

Gladue court intends to address the history of systemic racism faced by Aboriginal people and the over-representation of Aboriginal offenders in Canada. First created in 2001,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Mike Wilkerson

12 Jul 2017

It would take Mike Wilkerson almost 20 years to prove his innocence after being accused of a crime he did not commit. In 1997 Mike Wilkerson…

Is Revenge Porn a Crime?

11 Jul 2017

Revenge porn is a criminal offence in Canada. Revenge porn is a crime in Canada. It is defined as the sexually explicit  portrayal of one or more…

What to Expect at Your Criminal Trial?

8 Jul 2017

You may have your criminal trial at 361 University, Superior Court in Toronto. In the event that you have been charged with a criminal offence and…