The law considers it generally fair that persons who commit a crime together shall be tried for it together.
BC court holds police arranging contact with Punjabi speaking lawyer not amounting to interference with accused’s right to counsel.
Court dismisses appeal of first degree murder conviction based on statements made in course of Mr. Big operation.
This post summarizes a Quebec Court of Appeal case which confirmed that when their liberty interest is engaged, the accused has a right to be heard.
A lookout can aid and abet, since his mere presence helps the commission of the offence, notwithstanding a lack of causative connection to or active role in the offence itself.
R. v. Anderson |
2014 CarswellSask 167 |
Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal found erroneous mitigating re the accused’s sentence –refusal to blow underlay the absence of evidence of impairment; he also lied in his 911 call: 30-months changed to 4½-years.
This post summarizes a recent case in which a person on trial for first degree murder successfully applied for an order directing the government to fund counsel
R. v. Campbell |
1972 CarswellAlta 125 |
Alberta District Court
R. c. McRae |
2013 CarswellQue 11604 |
Supreme Court of Canada
Doncaster v. Field |
2013 CarswellNS 990 |
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Court of appeal allows fresh evidence of deportation consequences in appeal of sentence.