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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Clayton Johnson

Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own wife. Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife. On the morning of  February 20, 1989his wife, Janice, fell down a flight of stairs, hit her head, and lost consciousness. This occurred while Clayton was out of the house on his way to work. Janice’s body was found by a neighbour. She died later that afternoon at the hospital. Initially police and  with the doctor who performed Janice’s autopsy concluded  that her death had been accidental. Later that summer the police reopened the investigation into her death as the police fed into rumours in the community which lead them to suspect that Clayton had killed his wife. Specifically, the facts that Clayton had recently taken out a life insurance policy that covered Janice, as well that he had a new girlfriend shortly following his wife’s death.…

31 Aug 2016

Is it Crime to be Intoxicated in Public...

30 Aug 2016

    You could be criminal charged for being intoxicated in public.   You could be charged for public intoxication with both provincial and federal law.…

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

25 Aug 2016

  A conviction of certain sex-related criminal offences can require someone to be on the Sex Offender Registry. The National Sexual Offender Information Registry is a national…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays David...

23 Aug 2016

Gord Downie is an advocate for the wrongfully convicted. With the conclusion of the final concert of legendary Canadian musicians, the Tragically Hip, Toronto Defence Lawyers…

Is it Crime to Download Movies in Canada?

23 Aug 2016

  A copyright owner has the exclusive rights under the Copyright Act to communicate the work to the public. Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material is prohibited under the…

Upon arrest, can the Police search your...

18 Aug 2016

More and more information from your cell phone can be used against you at a criminal trial. The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Fearon…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Robert...

17 Aug 2016

  Robert Baltovich spent 18 years trying to prove that he did not murder his beloved girlfriend. Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of killing his girlfriend.…