August 17th, 2018

Informed Waiver By Defence Cannot Be Based Upon Unanticipated Events – R v Klassen, 2018 Alberta Court Of Appeal – Dismissal For Trial Delay Upheld

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Crown appeal from a judicial stay on the basis that the accused’s right to a trial within a reasonable time under s. 11(b) was violated. 57.5 months’ total delay from charge to end of trial, including four trial adjournments. Issue on appeal of whether trial judge properly characterized the periods of delay. Held: Appeal dismissed. … Read More.