Canadian Gangster Tracked and Killed in Thailand
PHUKET, Thailand — Jimi Sandhu didn’t look concerned about a thing as he parked his red rental car behind the luxury villa where he was staying just north of Friendship Beach here in Phuket.
British Columbia Tries Anti-Money Laundering Scheme
British Columbia is giving itself a new tool to combat money laundering – one that will be closely monitored by other provinces trying to eliminate dirty money.
R v Lafrance and the Right to Counsel
On July 22, 2022, the Supreme Court of Cananda released R v Lafrance, a decision that focused on an accused’s right to counsel. The decision was split 5-4. Justice Brown wrote for the majority, while Justices Côté and Rowe wrote for the minority.
Intent vs Motive: What’s the Difference?
Intent and motive focus on an individual’s mental state. Intent is concerned about an individual’s decision to carry out a specific action. Motive is concerned about the underlying reason for carrying out that action.
Elements of the Offence: Actus Reus
In Canada, to be found guilty of a criminal offence, the Crown must prove, among other things, that the accused committed the guilty act, and that the accused intended to commit the guilty act.
Elements of the offence: Mens Rea
In Canada, to be found guilty of a criminal offence, the Crown must prove, among other things, that the accused committed the guilty act, and that the accused possessed a “guilty mind” when committing the guilty act
Supreme Court Rules Against Sexual Assault Defendants 43 Times In A Row
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against accused people in 34 sexual-assault cases in a row, stretching back more than four years, making it more difficult to overturn such convictions on appeal as the cases pour in during the Me Too era.
Peremptory Challenges: New Rules of Jury Selection in Criminal Trials
The Canadian jury selection system was amended in 2019 by the federal government when “peremptory challenges” were removed. When Bill C-75 was passed and removed peremptory challenges, the government changed the way that jury members were chosen for trials of accused people moving through the justice system in Canada.
Charter Rights and Private Property: Police Trespassing
Understanding your legal rights can make a brush with the law in Calgary less intimidating. It is especially important to know your Charter rights and private property rights so that you understand whether the actions of law enforcement are lawful or not.
Supreme Court Modifies Test for Warrantless Search
The Supreme Court of Canada has modified the common-law test for the warrantless search permitted when the police are executing a lawful arrest inside a person’s home.