Monthly Archives: June 2019

Slim’s Criminal Law News June 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

A man convicted of sexually and emotionally abusing a teenaged girl for years was handed a sentence 50 per cent longer than requested in a joint submission by Crown and defence in a rare decision by a provincial court judge.

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

The criminal justice system is in tatters – and it will lead to the collapse of the rule of law unless something is done

The criminal justice system can touch any one of us, at any time.

Suddenly – and quite unexpectedly – we could find ourselves as defendant, victim or witness in a criminal proceeding. You might be mugged. You might see your neighbour being assaulted by their partner. You might be the victim of mistaken identity in a scene of public disorder.

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

Ontario case could set special rules for sentencing black offenders, similar to Gladue for Indigenous people

What was set to be a simple appeal of a sentence for possession of a loaded handgun has burgeoned into a major push for judges to acutely focus on systemic racism against visible minorities when passing sentence, similar to special rules in place for Aboriginal offenders.

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