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Richard Rosario #wrongfullyconvictedwednesday

In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a wrongful conviction and those devoted to their defence. #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays tell the stories of individuals who have endured a conviction of a crime they did not commit and their path to eventual exoneration. Richard Rosario was found guilty and  imprisoned for 20 years for a murder he did not commit. The murder of George Collazo occurred on the streets of Bronx, New York June 19th 1996. Rosario as his conviction is overturned Shortly after which, Rosario was arrested and charged. During their investigation the police failed to contact the 13 alibi witnesses that could verify that Rosario was in Florida at the time of the offence. According to Rosario’s current lawyers Chip Loewenson and Glenn Garber, Rosario’s lawyers at the time of his conviction, also failed to fully explore Rosario’s alibi witnesses. Rosario was convicted despite there…

6 Apr 2016

Is it a Crime to Gossip?

5 Apr 2016

Acts of defamation libel can be criminal   Gossiping can be a criminal offence, in the Criminal Code of Canada it is defined as defamation libel.…

What is Electronic Monitoring?

31 Mar 2016

EMS seeks to ensure that individuals abide by their conditional sentence an curfew conditions. In Ontario, the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) is made up of electronic…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

30 Mar 2016

Dewey Bozella, American boxer, spent 26 years incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. #wrongfullyconvitedwednesdays In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a…

Is Prostitution A Crime?

29 Mar 2016

In the past three years there have been several amendments to the laws surrounding prostitution in Canada. This has deepened the confusion surrounding the question: Is prostitution a crime? With…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

23 Mar 2016

Toronto criminal lawyers, Kostman & Pyzer, launch #wrongfullyconvicted wednesdays with Ruben “Hurricane” Carter. Toronto Defence Lawyers is very proud to announce the launch of #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays, in…

What is the PARS Program (Early Intervention...

17 Mar 2016

The PARS or Early Intervention Program may not be for everyone. Ontario’s Domestic Violence Court has specialized processes for the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence…