Archive for the ‘Criminal Charges’ Category

Should convicted rapists automatically go to jail?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The answer seems obvious. Someone who is convicted of rape, should go to jail.

But should that happen in every case?

If a judge decides that jail is not an appropriate punishment in a particular case, should he or she have to give reasons to support that decision?

And if that judge picks the wrong words to support that decision, should he or she be removed from the bench?

It’s a topic that’s central to a firestorm of media activity in Canada and abroad that began with a judges controversial comments in the sentencing portion of a criminal trial.

Now protesters are calling for the judges removal from the court.

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Will criminals be happy about poorly paid prosecutors and police?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Will criminals benefit from poorly paid and poorly trained prosecutors and police officers?

That’s what Sonia Lebel, a Montreal prosecutor said after being forced back to work by the Quebec government.

Quebec’s prosecutors were on strike when the government adopted back-to-work legislation.

In Lebel’s words:

“The criminals are maybe the only people really happy about what’s happening right now. We gave them a Crown that’s not equipped to fight them.”

I disagree with Lebel.

Underfunding prosecutors (and police) will be worse for criminals – in the long run. Here’s why.

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Judges are human- some are criminals.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Most people hold judges in high regard.

They’ve got a tough job to do, and most of them try to do it well.

That’s all I ask of  judges (and politicians). TRY to do your job well.

I understand that sometimes they get it wrong. Not everyone is perfect.

Judges are no exception.

I’ve seen judges struggle with some of the decisions they’ve had to make.

They’ve looked at a criminal defendant, and I know they’ve said to themselves: “I think you did it. But I’m not sure that you did it. Because I’m not sure, I can’t say that the prosecutor proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Because of that, I have to find you not guilty. But I think you did it!”

I respect those judges.

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Bruno Mars avoids prosecution by accepting a “deferred adjudication”

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Last week I wrote a blogpost about the shoplifting allegation brought against Lindsay Lohan. This week, it’s Bruno Mars who’s in trouble with the law for possessing 2.6 grams of cocaine.

What’s the similarity between the two cases?

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Would you admit to being a sex offender if you really didn’t do it?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

What would you do to get out of jail?

Would you admit to committing a crime you didn’t commit?

What if you had a loved one waiting on the outside for you? Someone who loved you for you, and believed in your innocence?

Once in a while I read a story that blows my mind. This one involves a Texan who spend 30 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.

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What Lindsay Lohan knows about shoplifting that you should know too.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Lindsay Lohan knows that sometimes the best offense is a good defense . . . lawyer that is.

Lohan has been charged with stealing a necklace from a California jewelry store.

If convicted, reports state that she could face up to three years in a state prison.

So what is Lohan doing about the allegations?
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Who killed Katherine Lynch if Floyd Brown didn’t?

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

“Mentally challenged man freed 14 years after false confession.”

The title of the CNN article immediately caught my attention.

Floyd Brown had been confined to a North Carolina mental institution for 14 years.

The allegation: that he murdered 80-year old Katherine Lynch.
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Calgary criminal defence lawyer: Meet Greg Dunn

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Calgary criminal defence lawyer, Greg Dunn, can help you if you’ve been charged with any crime. Whether you are charged with theft, assault, or a drug charge like possession or trafficking, you need to speak to a criminal defence lawyer and you need to do that now.

Mr. Dunn has been practicing criminal law for the past twelve years, and runs his own firm where he is managing partner. He knows what it takes to run a reputable and highly successful criminal defence firm: leadership, hard work, and a deep understanding of how the law works.

Learn more about Mr. Dunn and find out how to contact him by clicking here.

Is Canada soft on crime?

Friday, August 27th, 2010
I love living in Canada. I was born here, raised here. Perhaps because of that, there are a lot of great things about Canada that I take for granted. Things like our criminal justice system.
I’ve heard people say that Canada needs to get tougher on crime. They say that our laws are soft on criminals. That  it’s too easy for a good criminal defence lawyers to “get his client off.” There are too many loopholes. In other words, that the Canadian criminal justice system is flawed.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think the system is perfect. Then again, I don’t know of any perfect system. There are things that I’d like to change. But for the most part, I believe we have a great criminal justice system.
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Criminal Charges

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Have you been charged with a crime? Never Plead Guilty to any crime until you are fully informed about the charges your facing and the consequences of conviction.