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The R. v. Jordan Effect

R. v. Jordan was a Supreme Court of Canada decision that favours the defence. R. v. Jordan is a 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision that ultimately changed the definition of what is means for a person accused of criminal offences to be tried within a reasonable time period. Under section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms an accused person is constitutionally entitled to be tried within a reasonable period of time. With the R. v. Jordan decision a reasonable period of time became 18 months between the charges and the trial in a provincial court without preliminary inquiry, or 30 months in cases in superior courts. Anything more than that constitutes an unconstitutional delay and is grounds for the defence to apply for a stay of proceedings or for the Crown to withdraw the charges. This ruling favoured the defence as it immediately…

29 Jun 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Brendon Dassey

28 Jun 2017

Making a Murderer star Brendon Dassey’s conviction was overturned due to a false confession. Brendon Dassey is well known as a result of the Netflix sensation…

Is it a Crime to Panhandle?

27 Jun 2017

    Aggressive panhandling is a provincial offence in Ontario. Panhandling, the act of begging in the street, in illegal in Ontario if it is deemed…

How R. v. Antic Supreme Court Ruling Changed...

24 Jun 2017

R. v. Antic Supreme Court ruling has positive implications for accused in Canada. R. v. Antic is a welcome decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. With…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Shaurn Thomas

21 Jun 2017

Shaurn after his release from custody nearly 25 years in custody.   When Shaurn Thomas was only 18 years old he was falsely accused of a…

Is it a Crime to Grab Someone’s Arm?

20 Jun 2017

You can be charged with assault fro grabbing someone’s arm. It is a criminal offence in Canada to grab someone’s arm. You can be criminally charged…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Richard...

14 Jun 2017

Richard Anthony Jones suspects that he was wrongfully convicted of a crime due to his striking resemblance to this man. Richard was wrongfully convicted of a…