Boris Bytensky explains the different definitions of homicide. If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Toronto,Ontario Region, contact Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman for a consultation. This podcast is taken from a, January 29, 2008 with Boris Bytensky, Criminal Lawyer with Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman, a Toronto Criminal […]
Police officers often administer a lie detector test because they believe that it is a very useful investigative tool. Courts, however, hold the belief that the results of lie detector tests are unreliable.
In cases of murder, the sentence is automatically a life sentence whether that’s first degree murder or second degree murder.
There are two main reasons why a murder investigation ends up in a trial. The primary reason is that the accused person is not guilty and they’ve made it clear that they’re not guilty. The second reason that a murder case ends up in a trial is that there is no incentive for a person to plead guilty to first degree murder.
In a recent case that was well publicized in Ontario, the accused actually entered a guilty plea to a sexual assault that he did not commit. In subsequent years, it was determined conclusively to be a crime that was committed by someone else.