PRACTICE AREA: Criminal

Enhanced Text and Annotations Library

The enhanced Text and Annotations Library is coming soon in September on WestlawNext Canada.

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Emerging Issues Bulletin #5 | Drug Offences In Canada

This edition of the Emerging Issues Bulletin discusses the issue of cannabis in the workplace

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Police Powers | Exigent Circumstances

Concern for officer safety constituted exigent circumstances resulting in delay in providing access to counsel

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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor | Cash Bail

Supreme Court of Canada confirms that a recognizance has the same coercive effect as cash bail

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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor | Trafficking Fentanyl

BC Court of Appeal established sentencing range of 18-36 months for street trafficking of fentanyl

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Digest of the Week | Criminal Negligence Causing Death

Accused provided drugs to victim who later died from extreme cold

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Milligan’s Criminal Law Advisor | Prior Consistent Statement

The Ontario Court of Appeal allows an appeal and orders a new trial because the trial judge misused a prior consistent statement to bolster the credibility of the complainant

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Police Powers | Screen Capture

Police used screen capture software to record computer chats with accused

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Emerging Issues Bulletin #4 | Drug Offences In Canada

This edition of the Emerging Issues Bulletin discusses the road to cannabis legalization

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 Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor | Failure to Stop

BC Court of Appeal holds that an accused who did not cause an accident may properly be convicted of failure to stop

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Police Powers | Racial Profiling

The Ontario court held in R. v. Simpson that racial profiling by customs agents may constitute a Charter violation

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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor | Change in Jeopardy

Ontario Court of Appeal holds that an accused’s statement should not have been admitted because there had been a change in jeopardy warranting another consultation with counsel

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