Cash Bail

A frequent question we get is, “how much money am I going to need for bail?” Thankfully, the answer to that question is usually none. Unlike the United States, cash bail will only come up in a small percentage of cases – usually serious charges. The Supreme Court of...

Opening argument at jury trials

In our look at issues in jury trials we started towards the end with closing submissions and particularly issues which can arise for the Crown. Today we move to the beginning of the trial and consider opening argument.  In the vast majority of jury trials only...

Jury trials and closing submissions

Jury trials present challenges for lawyers and judges alike. Lawyers have to consider the case from a different perspective than a judge alone trial. Judges will have to make sure that they respond to any issues which arise in a way that ensures a fair trial. They...
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