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Marshall spent eleven years in jail for a crime he did not commit. In 1971 Donald Marshall Junior, a Native man, was wrongfully convicted of murdering his acquaintance, Sandy Seale, in a park in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It was alleged that Marshall and Seale, both 17 years old at the time, had been walking around a park during the late evening. They confronted Roy Ebsary, who they encountered in the park. A fight broke out amongst the three, during which Seale fell down. She had been fatally stabbed by a knife wound. Marshall was alleged to have stabbed her. It was purposed by the police and the Crown Attorney, that Marshall had become enraged and stabbed Seale. Form the onset of the police investigation and throughout his trial Marshall’s guilt was assumed. At the time Marshall was just 17 years old. He was arrested and charged…

1 Jun 2016

Is it a Crime to Blackmail Someone?

31 May 2016

  It is a crime to blackmail someone.   Blackmailing someone is a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as extortion under section 346 in…

What Are Your Rights When Interacting With...

26 May 2016

You have rights when interacting with the police. What Are Some of The Different Ways Toronto Police Officers May Interact With You? Informal Interactions Investigative Detention Arrest…

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25 May 2016

Anthony Hanemaayer Anthony Hanemaayer was wrongfully convicted of an assault committed by Paul Bernardo. In 1987, when Torontonian Anthony Hanemaayer was only nineteen years old, he…

Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

24 May 2016

Spitting on someone is considered an assault.   It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian…

What are the Potential Sentences for a...

19 May 2016

A domestic assault conviction carries serious consequences. Domestic Assault Charges  In our experience as Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyers, domestic assault charges are very common. Domestic assault…

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18 May 2016

Driskell spent 12 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1991 Canadian James Patrick Driskell, was wrongfully convicted for the first-degree murder of his friend Perry Harder. Driskell…