Monthly Archives: April 2018

Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Should we send students to jail for sassing the teacher? Lawmakers vote Tuesday

In world history class, a student applies lipstick while her teacher explains the Crusades. In freshman English class, a boy stands silently beside his desk, listening but refusing to sit down. … In South Carolina, all of those students could be handcuffed and hauled away, tried and sent to jail for up to 90 days.

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

Facing a jail term, Cosby likely to prolong legal fight

A jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, but his legal journey is not over — sentencing is likely in the next 90 days, and his attorney has already said there will be an appeal.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

We need to explore alternatives to criminal trial in sexual assault cases and find approaches that consider the victim’s point of view.

It is clear that Canada’s criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with cases of sexual assault. Most victims do not go the legal route, and those who do describe the experience as traumatic.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

End legal stigma against people with HIV

For those with access to treatment, HIV has transformed into a chronic medical condition. However, in many other ways, Canada is stuck in the 1980s.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Police training lags as marijuana legalization looms

The number of police officers trained to recognize and respond to signs of drug impairment on Canada’s roads hasn’t budged much over the last few months, new documents show, a situation that some critics say could prove dangerous once marijuana becomes legal this summer.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Families push for stacked life sentences for Quebec City mosque shooter

Amir Belkacemi stood in a Quebec City courtroom on Wednesday and called Alexandre Bissonnette a ”monster,” urging a judge not to ever let his father’s murderer walk the streets again.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

U.S. Supreme Court tosses law used to deport convicted criminals

A divided U.S. Supreme Court threw out a provision in federal immigration law that had been used to deport foreigners convicted of serious crimes.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Changing self-defence laws not an easy process

Rural residents have reached the boiling point when it comes to rural crime, with folks saying they are ready to take matters into their own hands.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The ‘hidden’ piece of the Liberal crime bill: police may get to skip court

The omnibus crime bill could give police officers a pass on appearing in court to be cross-examined. To criminal lawyers it’s a ‘shocking’ development.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Changes to domestic violence law send ‘profound signal’

Lawyers and academics are lauding new federal legislation on domestic abuse that they say will strengthen the courts’ definition and treatment of intimate partner violence.

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