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    Default Re: Finally: Charges laid

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Especially since it took "forever" to charge him. I don't understand why because it was obvious to me he drove through the stop sign and my opinion is from just looking at photos of the accident scene. There must have been some other facts that delayed the decision to prosecute. Just speculating here ... perhaps the bus was speeding or there was some other issue with the bus?
    They have to be absolutely sure of a conviction is why the delay. Without conviction the prosecution look like idiots. I doubt the guy if convicted will do more than 6 months of a 2 year less a day sentence

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    Default Re: Finally: Charges laid

    Any bets ? I bet that his lawyer tries to have the case dismissed on the grounds of right to a speedy trial. "it took to long for the investigation" If that fails then Mr Wonderful I agree he won't see more than 6 mo inside the pen.

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    Default Re: Finally: Charges laid

    Quote Originally Posted by a2madmac View Post
    Any bets ? I bet that his lawyer tries to have the case dismissed on the grounds of right to a speedy trial. "it took to long for the investigation" If that fails then Mr Wonderful I agree he won't see more than 6 mo inside the pen.
    You have a right to trial in a "Reasonable" amount of time. Define "Reasonable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    You have a right to trial in a "Reasonable" amount of time. Define "Reasonable".
    I believe the Supreme Court has defined it as within two years. The cases that were dismissed went beyond that.

    As someone who was on the wrong side of the law, I can tell you I sat in limbo for more than 18 months.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitoba Trucker View Post
    As someone who was on the wrong side of the law ...
    Oh, this I want to hear! You are right, though, about the definition: I have reason to believe that it is at least a year.

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshoe36 View Post
    Oh, this I want to hear! You are right, though, about the definition: I have reason to believe that it is at least a year.
    Most of the story is in my blog:

    http://www.shinysideup.ca.

    You’ll have to go to the early posts.




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    Default Re: Finally: Charges laid

    The "Jordan rule"...

    ...18 months between the charges and the trial in a provincial court without preliminary inquiry, or 30 months in other cases.

    - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Jordan_(2016)

    Note this applies to the time period after charges are laid and is not applicable to delays attributed to the accused.
    There's a nap for that.

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