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R. v. Harflett Case Comment: Clarifying Police Powers & the Exclusion of Evidence

R. v. Harflett Case Comment: Clarifying Police Powers & the Exclusion of Evidence

R. v. Harflett is the latest case from the Court of Appeal on limits to police powers and the exclusion of evidence. Twin themes arise: follow your legal authority and focus on discoverability when it comes to the exclusion of evidence. Toronto criminal lawyer Dan Stein explains. 

A Judicial Catch 22: What Happens when Legal Aid Fails

A Judicial Catch 22: What Happens when Legal Aid Fails

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. 

Bill Cosby's Self Inflicted Wounds

Bill Cosby's Self Inflicted Wounds

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.