Trials

Room for arguments on privacy issues around internet luring


Even though the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled against the appeal of a man convicted of internet child luring after corresponding with an undercover officer he thought was a 14-year-old girl, police forces should not automatically assume that all future clandestine online operations will withstand judicial scrutiny, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.

Criminal trials not credibility contests

A recent decision in a sexual assault appeal is a reminder of the high bar the Crown faces to achieve a conviction in a criminal trial — proving a charge beyond a reasonable doubt, Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb tells AdvocateDaily.com

Changes to sex assault laws threaten to undermine fair trial

Proposed changes to Canada's sex assault laws threaten to undermine the fair trial rights of accused people by forcing them to disclose evidence in their possession, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.