What do we do when the poor are denied Legal Aid? The Charter of Rights demands that everyone is entitled to a fair trial. Toronto criminal lawyer Dan Stein investigates how the Charter can come to the rescue of someone unfairly denied Legal Aid. But unfortunately, sometimes you need a lawyer to get a lawyer.
So much has gone wrong in the case of the People vs. Bill Cosby and Cosby faces an uphill battle when his case goes to court. Somewhere along the way, someone should have told him to shut up. His worst enemy when his case goes to trial will be his own mouth. Statements he made to the police will come back to haunt him as self-inflicted wounds. Dan Stein, Toronto criminal lawyer, sets out the case against Bill Cosby.
In R. v. Jian Ghomeshi, the biggest problem with the Crown's case was the fact that two of the complainants exchanged thousands of emails and messages with each other. This denied the Crown one of their most important weapons: getting the judge to weigh all of the evidence together. Because of this fatal flaw, the case against Ghomeshi was seroiusly damaged.