Monthly Archives: May 2018

Slim’s Criminal Law News May 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Court’s response to common impaired driving defence

The driver of a vehicle involved in a major accident near Hamilton has not succeeded in using the “bolus” drinking defence to have her impaired driving conviction overturned.

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

Polyamorous people worry precedent on Bountiful polygamy case will impact them

VANCOUVER—Polyamory and polygamy both include non-monogamous relationships, but lawyers and members of the polyamorous community say the buck stops there.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Cleaning up the mandatory minimums mess

Senator Kim Pate’s bill freeing judges from the constraints of mandatory minimum sentences will help address over-incarceration and court delays.

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

Defence bar and women’s groups set to clash as SCC re-examines sexual assault and consent

Women’s groups and the defence bar are preparing to butt heads at the Supreme Court of Canada after the top court announced on International Women’s Day that it will hear a defence appeal from an important judgment on the law of sexual assault and consent.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Day home operator who left toddler to die in closet jailed 3½ years

Leaving a toddler in a darkened closet, restrained in a car seat for hours was not only negligent, it was cruel, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing a day home operator in the child’s death.

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