Police Torture Tactics

Toronto Police torture tactics drew attention when in 2009 the Ontario Court of Appeal marked a critical judgment on “tortuous” police conduct on two suspects to obtain evidence. In the reports, Neil Singh and his alleged accomplice were “tortured” by a Toronto police...

What are the Different Types of Search Warrants?

Canadian criminal law is concerned with balancing society’s interest in preventing and punishing harm with preserving respect for the liberty and privacy rights of individuals. This tension is particularly relevant when the police wish to search a person or location....

Section 12 of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees every individual “a right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment”. Though s. 12 is not used as frequently by criminal defence lawyers as some of the other legal rights...

Firearm Offences in Canada

Part III of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out firearm offences. These offences are further split into categories including the use, possession, trafficking, assembling, exporting/importing, and offences relating to lost, destroyed, or defaced weapons. This post...
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