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How R. v. Antic Supreme Court Ruling Changed...

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 R. v. Antic, Justice Wagner reestablished the presumption of innocence and reaffirmed the principle of fundamental justice. Moreover,  this decision reminds bail court of the significance of the presumption of innocence for accused in custody. Antic highlights the necessity for bail court to consider the accused as an individual rather than a number in a line of in-custody accused. While reasonable bail for the accused is constitutionally guaranteed criminal defence lawyers and their accused clients often face hurdles and roadblocks attempting to secure reasonable bail. The criminal defence lawyers representing Antic, argued to the Supreme Court that the default position for an accused person is their unconditional release, and further that the accused should be released on the least restrictive conditions unless it…

24 Jun 2017

#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…

Is it a Crime to Grab Someone’s Arm?

20 Jun 2017

You can be charged with assault fro grabbing someone’s arm. It is a criminal offence in Canada to grab someone’s arm. You can be criminally charged…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Richard...

14 Jun 2017

Richard Anthony Jones suspects that he was wrongfully convicted of a crime due to his striking resemblance to this man. Richard was wrongfully convicted of a…

Is it a Crime to Not Let Someone Leave?

13 Jun 2017

You can be charged with a criminal offence for preventing someone from leaving. It is a criminal offence to not let someone leave. You may be…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Desmond Ricks

7 Jun 2017

Desmond Ricks would be wrongfully convicted of murdering his friend. On March 3, 1992, 21-year-old Gerry Bennett was shot and killed  outside of a restaurant in…

Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as...

6 Jun 2017

It is a criminal offence to carry pepper spray for personal protection. Pepper spray, commonly referred to by the brand name “Mace”, can be used or…