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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Right to retain and instruct counsel without delay - Remedies for denial of rights

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:44 PM  

Appeal by the accused from convictions on four counts of armed robbery, four counts of forcible confinement and breaking and entering a dwelling house to commit an indictable offence. Intruders invaded a home and stole drugs and electronics. The four occupants were threatened with a gun and tied up. After his arrest and being advised of his right to counsel, the accused asked to have his girlfriend phone his lawyer. Once at the station, the accused confirmed that he had been advised of his right to...