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Police failure to issue Prosper warning violates Charter rights: Ontario Court of Appeal

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 7:00 AM | By Ian Burns

A decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal helps to delineate what can and can’t be done when counsel is unavailable during police questioning, according to the lawyer for a man whose convictions for armed robbery and forcible confinement were overturned.

Delmar Doucette, DSF LitigationIn R. v. Fountain, [2017] ONCA 596, the Court of Appeal unanimously overturned the conviction of a man accused of numerous charges related to an armed robbery after it ruled his rights were violated when officers failed to give him a Prosper...