Archive for June, 2016

Statements from the Dock

  • June 18, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The defendant in a trial at common law has the right to make an unsworn statement from the dock before Crown counsel and defence counsel address the jury or “sum up” in a trial before a judge alone; and, before…

Drugs Tossed by Ontario Court of Appeal, Again!

  • June 2, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On April 12, 2013, Philippe McGuffie was convicted of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in a case reported as R v McGuffie, 2013 ONSC 2097. Although the police arbitrarily detained McGuffie, breached his right to counsel and…