There has been a complete elimination of the discretion not to charge in sexual assault complaints followed by a complete elimination of the individual Crown's discretion not to prosecute them. There are two major types of individuals who suffer as a result: real victims of sexual assault and those who should never have been charged in the first place.
Criminal Defence Lawyer
Reid Rusonik is a criminal defence lawyer and the managing partner of Rusonik, O'Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini, LLP, Canada's largest criminal defence law firm. He is an advocate for the paramountcy of social justice over social control. For more information, visit his website <a href="http://www.acquitted.ca" rel="nofollow">www.acquitted.ca</a>
I defend people charged with illegally possessing handguns. Many of them. There is at least one new such case every month; sometimes, there are two or three. If this crime is like any other, however, the number of people being caught illegally possessing handguns represents only a small fraction of those committing the offence.
07/23/2012 07:30 EDT
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