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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sean Gaines

After being framed by a prison guard Sean Gaines pleaded guilty to a crime he did not commit. Sean Gaines, recently exonerated, was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. While many wrongful convictions are a result of being found falsely guilty after a trial, Sean Gaines, fearing a wrongful conviction after a trial, falsely pleaded guilty in exchange for  a more lenient sentence. Despite his innocence he was compelled by the fear of a lengthier jail sentence to plead guilty. At the time of his plea he was already incarcerated on prior unrelated charges.   While in custody he was falsely accused of criminal offences occurring  on December 8, 2015, when a prison guard the New York facility he was held accused Sean Gaines, who was an inmate of illegally possessing a weapon that had been made from a razor blade. The guard alleged…

5 Jul 2017

Is it a Crime Not to Pay Your Credit Card...

4 Jul 2017

You will not be charged with a criminal offence for neglecting to pay your credit card bills. Not paying your credit card bill is not a…

The R. v. Jordan Effect

29 Jun 2017

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…

#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…