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Brian Eberdt

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The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea more

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There has been a recent significant redevelopment of the law with respect to the use of solitary confinement in federal penitentiaries more

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Pat Sorbara and Gerry Gougheed were both aquitted of bribery charges because they succeeded in their application for a directed verdict more

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A guide on the steps to take if you’ve been accused of a crime more

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Why anti-choice protestors aren’t considered criminal more

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People have the right to a reasonable bail and the right to be presumed innocent more

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In the eyes of the law, being drunk doesn't mean you can't consent to sex – trial judges are required to consider the extent of the complainant’s intoxication. more

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Even in the absence of a criminal record, a single conviction for breaking and entering into a dwelling house will usually result in a jail sentence. more

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Is the minimum salary qualification much too low? And are legal aid lawyers paid enough? more

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Last week's column questioned the use of juries in civil trials – this week's underlines their importance in criminal trials more

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Given the difference between the consequences of a driving record and a criminal record, criminalization of distracted driving would be extreme more

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If you can show that there was an unreasonable amount of time between your charges being laid and your trial commencing, you can argue that your charges shouldn’t proceed. more

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In Canada, you'll likely go to jail for at least three years if you have a gun without a licence. In most parts of the U.S., it's legal. more

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Recent precedent-setting decisions are steps in the right direction and could help protect all Canadians in the future more

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A juror's role is massively important, but it's not exactly like what you've seen on TV more

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Our legal system is grappling with many of the same issues involved in this high-profile case more

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Why wrongful arrests, convictions and unfair trials could (and probably do) happen in Canada more

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Here's what will happen if police have reason to believe you're operating a vehicle after too many drinks more

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In this week's legal column, criminal defence lawyer Brian Eberdt demystifies the options for fighting tickets more

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