What is Self-Defence?

Self-defence is a legal defence for an assault. It’s circumstances that require the victim to respond to force, or threats of force, with force in order to stop an attack. In March 2013, the Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act came into effect, replacing the former self-defence sections of the Criminal […]

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Eyewitness Identification

No matter the offence, the Crown Attorney must always prove the identity of the accused as the person who committed the crime in order to secure a conviction. Depending on the case, sometimes the accused identity is admitted and not in issues. In other cases, the sole issues is the […]

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De Minimis Defence

De Minimis Non Curat Lex is Latin for “the law does not care for small things.” In a number of criminal cases the de minimis defence has been raised successfully, though appellant courts have not been clear on its availability for all offences. In R v Peleshaty, the Manitoba Court […]

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