August 18th, 2017


R v DRS, 2017 Court Of Appeal (Calgary) per Rowbotham, JA:

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Application for bail pending conviction appeal. Accused (unrepresented at trial) was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 8 years jail. Counsel was appointed at trial to cross-examine the complainant as per s 486.3 CC. Accused did not testify at trial, and believed that his statement to police (a denial) would be evidence considered by … Read More.

February 26th, 2015


R. v. Campbell, 2015 ABCA 70 per Watson, Rowbotham, Wakeling, JA, T. Judge: Gates, J.

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Appeal from conviction on charges including robbery. Accused was unrepresented at trial. Issue on appeal being whether accused’s fair trial rights were violated. Held: Appeal dismissed. Trial judge questioned the accused regarding his applications for Legal Aid, ensured that the accused had received disclosure, and provided instructions to the accused regarding the conduct of the … Read More.