Monthly Archives: May 2017

Slim’s Criminal Law News May 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

 

Canada’s strangest laws: From witchcraft to blasphemy to sleigh bells

We like to think of our laws as a logical system, and at their best, they are.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canadians want Ottawa to erase old marijuana convictions, poll finds

A clear majority of Canadians want the federal government to issue pardons to fellow citizens who have a criminal record for marijuana possession, a new poll has found.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Is it Legal to Post ‘Revenge Porn’ in Australia?

“Revenge porn”. It’s when a partner or ex-partner posts nude or intimate pictures or videos online to cause humiliation, intimidation or embarrassment. Australia has strict laws prohibiting the creation of pornographic material without the participant’s knowledge or consent – but what if they knew they were being recorded? As it turns out, in the absence of better laws, perpetrators are largely getting away with it.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Weed out matters that clog up precious court time

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Jordan case has caused ripples through our criminal justice system. The effect of the case has been to set rigid guidelines for trial within a reasonable time. If they’re not met, the accused is cut loose and charges are stayed.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Changes to Canada’s drunk driving laws will give police sweeping powers, warn legal experts

If Canada’s new impaired driving laws are passed police could show up on your doorstep — up to two hours after you arrive home — to demand a breath or saliva sample.

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