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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays David...

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 pay tribute to Gord Downie and remember the Hip’s dedication to those who have suffered the great injustice of a wrongful conviction. Released in 1992, the Hip’s third album Fully Completely, included one of the groups most popular songs, Wheat Kings. Before singing Wheat Kings at a concert Downie proclaimed, “Well everyone knows someone who’s in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.” Wheat Kings tells the story of David Milgaard, one of the most infamous cases of Canadian injustice. Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Milgaard was only 17 when he was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder. He was released in 1992 and was eventually exonerated in 1996, when DNA…

23 Aug 2016

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.…

Is it a Crime to Write on Money?

16 Aug 2016

It is not illegal to write on bank notes in Canada. There are prohibitions, however, on reproducing a current Canadian bill electronically. The question of whether it is illegal or…

What is a First Appearance for a Criminal...

11 Aug 2016

It is wise for the accused to understand what to expect at their first court appearance. What happens at the first appearance at court for a…

#wronfullyconvictedwednesday Kyle Unger

10 Aug 2016

When Kyle Unger was only 19 years old he was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder.   When Kyle Unger was only nineteen years old…