April 27th, 2018

Homicide Charge Stayed – R v K. Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of an elderly male. Incident occurred at the client’s apartment, and both parties were intoxicated. Evidence suggested that the man died from a single stab wound to the shoulder inflicted by the female client. She called 911, reporting at the same time that the man had … Read More.

July 19th, 2017

R. v. L. 2017 Ft. McMurray Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client charged with sexual assault offences in relation to 6 year old girl. Client was a boarder in the home of the girl’s family. An election was made to have a trial in the Court of Queen’s Bench with a preliminary inquiry being held in provincial court to test the evidence of the Crown witnesses. Witnesses … Read More.

June 30th, 2017

R. v. H. 2017, Ft. McMurray Provincial Court

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  Accused was charged with sexual assault. Complainant testified at the preliminary inquiry that she was drinking outside of the accused’s house. She wanted a place to “pass out” and so she went into the client’s bedroom. In her police statement she said that she fell asleep and the woke up with accused on top of her … Read More.

October 25th, 2016

Justice Delayed. Justice Denied.

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The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R v Jordan attempts to strike a new, simpler test for determining when someone’s right to a trial within a reasonable time has been violated. It will now be considered presumptively unreasonable if a person has to wait more than 18 months for their trial to occur in provincial court, or 30 … Read More.

July 3rd, 2014

R. v. N.R.R, 2014 Court of Queen’s Bench, Edmonton

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Client charged with counseling murder in which he was the target of a “Mr. Big” undercover operation. During the course of the operation he asked an undercover officer, who at the time was acting as a crime boss, for advice on how to kill someone. The officer told him he would need an alibi and … Read More.