June 3rd, 2019
Appellant pled guilty to s 5(2) (cocaine) and s 4(1) (oxycodone) CDSA offences. Trial Judge found breaches of Charter ss 8 and 9 but declined to exclude evidence under 24(2). Appellant pled guilty following that voir dire decision, in part because defence counsel at trial told him he could still appeal the conviction on the … Read More.
July 6th, 2018
Court Refuses Withdrawal Of Guilty Plea On Rejected Joint Submission – R v Belakziz, 2018 Calgary Queen’s Bench
Defence application to strike guilty plea to charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. Section 606(1.1) had been complied with; however, the Court rejected Crown and Defence counsel’s joint submission on sentence. Issue of the effect of Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43 on withdrawal of guilty pleas. Held: Application to withdraw guilty plea denied. “I am not … Read More.