Tag: Criminal Law

Angela Chaisson and Clayton Ruby Publish Opinion Piece on Criminal Court Delays in Precedent Magazine

Toronto criminal lawyers Angela Chaisson and Clayton Ruby are published in Toronto’s Precedentmagazine. Their opinion piece Waiting for Justiceexplores the current delay in criminal courts, and how little has changed since the leading case R. v. Askov. Angela discusses the steps needed for the government to address lengthy delays in the criminal justice system. Read […]
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Angela Chaisson Explains Weinstein Charges to Entertainment Tonight Canada

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On May 26, 2018
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Harvey Weinstein has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree rape and third-degree rape against two separate women. Entertainment Tonight interviewed Toronto criminal defence lawyer Angela Chaisson for her opinion on the Weinstein charges, including what they what these charges mean and how they differ, and the likelihood of Weinstein facing jail time. Weinstein’s lawyer says...

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Global News Canada Interviews Angela Chaisson on Bill Cosby Verdict

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On April 27, 2018
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A jury convicted Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for sexually assaulting Toronto native Andrea Constand. Global News Canada's Abigail Bimman reports that dozens of his accusers feel vindicated. Toronto criminal defence lawyer Angela Chaisson explains that #MeToo has not changed the criminal law rules or the criminal justice system. Bill Cosby was convicted because of...
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Precedent Magazine Profiles Angela Chaisson as a Criminal Law Expert

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  • On October 11, 2017
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Precedent magazine, Toronto’s leading legal magazine profiles Toronto criminal lawyer Angela Chaisson, as a sought-after litigator who fights for her clients every day. In their Meet the Expert feature, Angela discusses what it’s like to be in court litigating criminal matters most days of the week, and what it takes to litigate long trials in […]
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Toronto Star Newspaper Interviews Angela Chaisson About Ontario Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Ururyar

Angela Chaisson speaks to the Toronto Star about the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Ururyar, the widely reported case with Mandi Gray as the complainant which overturned the trial judge's decision. The Toronto criminal lawyer discusses possible impacts on women's willingness to report sexual assault, and how criminal courts can...
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Toronto Star Gets Insight Into Controversial Sexual Assault Case With Angela Chaisson

Following the shocking acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver in a sexual assault case, Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson discusses the case with the Toronto Star.  Angela gives insight into how the Criminal Code gives no clear line beyond which someone is too intoxicated to consent to sexual activity. She also discusses the challenge these cases […]
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Angela Chaisson Shares Insight With CTV News on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Bingley

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  • On February 23, 2017
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Canada’s CTV News interviews Toronto criminal defence lawyer Angela Chaisson on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Bingley.  The decision means that a police officer is automatically considered an expert in when giving evidence on roadside drug intoxication. Angela expresses concern that the decision creates a shortcut for a conviction in criminal […]
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Following a Shocking Sexual Assault Case, Angela Chaisson Speaks with the Toronto Star About Legal Issues Related to Intoxication and Consent

After the conviction of a Toronto man in a shocking sex assault case, R. v. Tariq, the Toronto Star interviews Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson about the judge’s decision.  Angela gives her insights into how the decision brings clarity to complicated legal issues of intoxication and consent.   She also discusses the key role surveillance video played […]
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