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When people think of the term “harassment” in a criminal context, many times the concepts of “sexual harassment” or perhaps “stalking” are what initially spring … Read More >>

Defining “Harassment” Under the Criminal Code

When people think of the term “harassment” in a criminal context, many times the concepts of “sexual harassment” or perhaps “stalking” are what initially spring … Read More >>

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Digital Searches on the Border of Unconstitutionality

Over the past 15 years, the law of search and seizure has become more complex, particularly with respect to the search and seizure of digital … Read More >>

Acting in self-defence is one of the most common defences or justifications pleaded in court against a criminal charge, particularly charges of a violent nature. … Read More >> Driving Courses, Teen Driver, Learning To Drive, Driving School, Stop Working, Mini Cooper S, First Car, Diesel Engine, Free Stock Photos

The Complexities of Pleading Self-Defence

Acting in self-defence is one of the most common defences or justifications pleaded in court against a criminal charge, particularly charges of a violent nature. … Read More >>

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Failure to Remain at the Scene: When an Accident is No Accident

It’s well known that failing to stop at the scene of an accident that one has caused is an offence under the Canadian Criminal Code. … Read More >>

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Proving Mens Rea in Sexual Offence Cases

If someone has invited another person to perform a sexual act on them, do they have to know or believe that person is underage for … Read More >>

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Wilful Blindness & a Driver’s Obligation to Investigate

What happens if you are driving at night, end up hitting something traversing the road you are on that you couldn’t see, and which causes … Read More >>

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Court of Appeal: FaceTime Call Qualifies as a “Visual Recording”

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a reminder of how criminal activity can easily be perpetrated through the use of … Read More >>

Hicks Adams LLP is a unique fixture among criminal law firms in Toronto in that we offer a full appeals group in addition to regular … Read More >> Criminal Law, Toronto, Group, Unique, Blog, Blogging

Meet the Appeal Lawyers at Hicks Adams LLP

Hicks Adams LLP is a unique fixture among criminal law firms in Toronto in that we offer a full appeals group in addition to regular … Read More >>

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that in order to be considered guilty of breaching bail conditions, people must be consciously aware that they … Read More >> Cool Teen Bedrooms, Teen Bedroom Designs, Cozy Bedroom, Bedroom Decor, Male Bedroom, Bedroom Ideas, Bedroom Seating, Bedroom Pictures, Modern Bedroom

SCC: Subjective Test Should be Applied for the Breach of Bail Conditions

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that in order to be considered guilty of breaching bail conditions, people must be consciously aware that they … Read More >>

The defence of extreme self-intoxication has been an ongoing issue of debate in Canada, particularly when it comes to violent crimes such as sexual assault. … Read More >> Vodka Cocktails, Alcoholic Drinks, Flash Fiction Stories, Liquor Shop, Japanese Whisky, Alcohol Is A Drug, Alcohol Bottles, Old Things, Things To Come

The Defence of Self-Intoxication and Automatism & The Charter

The defence of extreme self-intoxication has been an ongoing issue of debate in Canada, particularly when it comes to violent crimes such as sexual assault. … Read More >>

Hicks Adams LLP takes the health of our staff and clients seriously. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing social distancing practices to help … Read More >> Meeting Book, Understanding Yourself, No Response, Health, Blog, Health Care, Blogging, Salud

Hicks Adams LLP COVID-19 Statement

Hicks Adams LLP takes the health of our staff and clients seriously. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing social distancing practices to help … Read More >>

Criminal defence lawyer and partner at Hicks Adams LLP Christopher Hicks has written a series of journal entries to take readers behind the scenes of something few … Read More >> Criminal Defence Lawyer, Criminal Law, Murder In The First, Reasonable Doubt, Local Hotels, The Verdict, Journal Entries, Trials

A Defence Lawyer’s Journal: Running a Murder Trial During a Pandemic, Pt. 9

Criminal defence lawyer and partner at Hicks Adams LLP Christopher Hicks has written a series of journal entries to take readers behind the scenes of something few … Read More >>

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Outgoing text messages, privacy expectations and the “electronic conversation”

R. v. Marakah: Outgoing text messages, privacy expectations and the “electronic conversation”

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Some Thoughts on Bail in Toronto

Anyone who knows anything about bail in Toronto knows that delays are the rule. Nevertheless, Mayor John Tory recently blamed fictional speedy releases on bail for some of the recent gun violence in Toronto. Such fictions about bail unfortunately continue to exist. Here are some thoughts.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has released Ammaan Charley (“Charley”) from custody due to an excessive sentencing delay. Charley was facing a mandatory… Superior Court, One Degree, Criminal Law, Sentences, Ontario, Two By Two, Lovers, Blog, Frases

The Two Parts of R v. Gladue: R. v. MacIntyre-Syrette

In R. v. MacIntyre-Syrette the Ontario Court of Appeal recently found that it was an error for the trial judge to proceed to sentencing without input from the offenders community. What will this mean going forward?

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Pleading Guilty in Ontario

The criminal system depends on guilty pleas, not trials. If most people accused of crimes insisted on trials, courts would come to a halt. This is an issue.