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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TRIAL JUDGE’S REASONS FOR JUDGMENT IN CRIMINAL CASES

by Alexander Ostroff In criminal trials heard by a judge alone, sitting without a jury, the reasons provided for his or her decision are particularly important. The Supreme Court has held that the trial judge has a duty to give reasons in non-jury criminal trials. Please share…

Criminal Trials

LCP lawyers have unparalleled experience in the defence of criminal charges at the Ontario Court and Superior Court of Justice in Ontario. We represent clients on all criminal charges throughout Ontario, especially in Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, Oshawa and London. Most often, these charges include domestic assault, operating a vehicle while impaired or ‘over 80′, white […]

Social Response to our #MeToo Campaign

We have received hundreds of comments in response to Ms. Mamo’s article (see below). Lockyer Campbell Posner does not support or endorse any of these comments and has posted them for discussion purposes only. Our official reply is as follows Since the publication of Alexandra Mamo’s article, we have received a great deal of feedback, […]

THE CASE FOR THE PRELIMINARY INQUIRY

by Brian Eberdt Last month, the federal government announced Bill C-75, which is legislation that would change many sections of the Criminal Code. They would change how juries are selected, how bail hearings are conducted, sentencing, and the availability of preliminary inquiries. The reaction to Bill C-75 has been significant and mixed. The reaction from […]

THE NEW ADMISSIBILITY CALCULUS FOR BREATH TEST RESULTS OBTAINED IN VIOLATION OF THE CHARTER: R. V. JENNINGS

by Richard Posner A police officer who reasonably suspects that a person is operating a motor vehicle with alcohol in his or her body may, by demand made forthwith, require that person to provide a suitable sample of breath into an approved screening device, known as an “ASD”. These devices are approved by Parliament and […]

APPEALING SENTENCE

by Eva Taché-Green Anyone charged with a criminal offence knows there is a risk they will be convicted. In 2016, for example, 64% of criminal cases in Canada ended in a finding of guilt.1 On the other hand, anyone who has been convicted of a criminal offence knows with absolute certainty that they will be […]

Alexander Ostroff

Alexander Ostroff is an appellate associate at Lockyer Campbell Posner. In 2014, he graduated from the transsystemic program at the McGill University Faculty of Law in 2014, with degrees in both common law and civil law. In law school, Alexander worked with the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations on cases of discrimination and racial […]

Eva Taché-Green

Eva graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014. In 2015, Eva joined Lockyer Campbell Posner as an appeals associate. Her passion for justice and commitment to the rights of accused persons has deep roots. Before joining the criminal defence bar, Eva worked for the […]

GABRIEL GROSS-STEIN

Gabriel Gross-Stein graduated from the University of King’s College with an honours degree in Classics in 2008. He completed his Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2012 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013. At Osgoode Hall, Gabriel developed an intense focus on criminal law. He was a member of […]

BRIAN EBERDT

Brian Eberdt has been an associate at Lockyer Campbell Posner since 2012. While his primary focus is criminal law, he also practices civil litigation and regulatory law. He appears regularly at every level of court within Ontario, working at both the trial and appellate level. Brian bases his practice on effective communication with his clients, […]