Criminal Appeals Argued

Name of Case  on Appeal Conviction(s) Appealed Issues on Appeal
R. v A. aggravated assault conviction appeal: party liability to the offence,  discrepancies in eye-witness evidence
R. v B. sexual assault, sexual interference conviction appeal: discrepancies of evidence, issues of credibility, motive to fabricate, self-instruction on burden of proof, position of trust, sentence appeal: , fitness of sentence, DNA order
R. v B. theft over $5,000 conviction and sentence appeal: misapprehension of evidence, unreasonable verdict, circumstantial case, fitness of sentence
R. v B. child pornography  sentence appeal: recidivism, sentencing principles, range of sentence, effect of judge exceeding counsels’ recommendation on sentence; s.161 order 
R. v C. fraud over $5,000  conviction appeal: conduct of the trial, fairness, interventions by the trial judge, bias, are adequate assistance to unrepresented accused; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence, restitution order, calculation of loss
R. v C.  theft over $5,000  sentence appeal: first term of imprisonment, rehabilitation 
R. v C.  criminal harassment  appeal from Disposition of the Ontario Review Board; release from committal, reasonableness of decision 
R. v D. attempted murder; aggravated assault 

conviction appeal: charge to the jury; theory of the defence; unreasonable verdict; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 

R. v D.  gaming offences  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence, conditional discharge, standard of review 
R. v D.  forcible entry  conviction appeal: elements of the offence; whether force is required 
R. v D.  keeping a common gaming house  conviction appeal: misapprehension of evidence; meaning of “gaming” 
R. v D.  impaired driving/over 80  conviction appeal: standard of proof; findings of credibility 
R. v D.  fraud over $5,000  conviction appeal: validity of guilty plea; refusal of a request for an adjournment, miscarriage of justice, prejudice to the accused  
R. v D.  fraud over $5,000  bail revocation; bail pending appeal; public interest 
R. v D.  impaired driving causing bodily harm; failing to stop at scene of accident  sentence appeal: term of imprisonment; fresh evidence on appeal 
R. v D.  attempted murder  conviction appeal: charge to the jury, identity; theory of the defence; criminal antecedents of witnesses 
R. v D.  break, enter, assault, forcible entry  conviction appeal: meaning of “force” 
R. v D.  impaired driving causing bodily harm; failure to remain  sentence appeal: range of sentence, health of the accused, appropriateness of conditional sentence 
R. v F.  attempted murder; weapons offences  conviction appeal: charge to the jury, failure to call evidence or testify, burden of proof, prejudice to the accused
R. v F.  possession of restricted weapon; possession for the purpose of trafficking  conviction appeal: unreasoanble verdict, comment on failure to testify, misapprehension of evidence 
R. v F.  attempted murder; possession of restricted weapon, forcible confinement; possession for the purpose of trafficking;  sentence appeal: totality of sentence 
R. v F.  obstruction of justice, forgery, breach of trust, fraud  conviction appeal: admissibility of evidence; improper inferences 
R. v F.  aggravated assault  conviction appeal: self-defence, sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v F.  criminal negligence causing death  Crown appeal: disclosure, stay of proceedings, s.7 and s.24(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; procedural fairness and prejudice to the accused 
R. v F.  forgery, obstruction of justice, breach of trust  conviction appeal: unreasoanble verdict, absence of motive, reply evidence, similar fact evidence 
R. v G.  domestic assault, assault police  conviction appeal: search and seizure, scope of police powers, s.8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; powers of arrest 
R. v G.  robbery  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence, circumstances of offender, fresh evidence on appeal, rehabilitation pending appeal 
R. v H.  kidnapping, extortion  conviction appeal: right to retain and instruct counsel, constitutional law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, trial judge’s duties with an unrepresented accused, trial procedures, adjournment 
R. v H.  sexual assault, assault police, dangerous offender  conviction appeal: misapprehension of evidence, prejudice to the accused, expert evidence, charge to the jury
R. v H.  possession of stolen property, driving while disqualified  conviction appeal: identification evidence, reasonableness of verdict 
R. v H.  impaired driving causing bodily harm  sentence appeal: appropriateness of conditional sentence 
R. v H.  sexual offences  conviction appeal: inconsistencies in evidence, assessment of credibility, unreasonable verdict 
R. v J.  robbery  conviction appeal: interventions by trial judge, fairness of the trial, criminal procedure, miscarriage of justice 
R. v J.  possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of firearm while prohibited  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence, conditional sentence, term of imprisonment
R. v J.  sexual assault, sexual interference  conviction appeal: reasonable doubt and burden of proof; demeanour, unreasonable verdict 
R. v K.  fraud over $5,000; fraud under, personation conviction appeal: adjournment, ineffective assistance of counsel; theory of the defence; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence
R. v K.  assault with a weapon  conviction appeal: interventions of trial judge; fairness of the trial; assessment of credibility; unreasonable verdict; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v L.  impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm; criminal negligence causing death; criminal negligence causing bodily harm  conviction appeal: unreasonable verdict, search and seizure, sufficiency of grounds to issue warrant; expert evidence; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v L.  impaired driving/”over 80″  leave to appeal; question of sufficient importance; jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal 
R. v L.  sexual assault  conviction appeal: unreasoanble verdict; standard of appellate review 
R. v M.  aggravated assault; careless handling of firearm, sexual assault, incest, unlawful confinement, uttering threats  conviction appeal: s.11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; right to trial within a reasonable time 
R. v M.  possession of stolen property  sentence appeal: fitness of youth disposition 
R. v M.  sexual assault and prostitution related offences x 22  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v M.  impaired driving, care and control  conviction appeal: particulars, validity of information, theories of liability 
R. v M.  robbery, using a firearm in the commission of an offence  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v M.  indecent assault x 2 conviction appeal: misapprehension of evidence, reversal of the burden of proof; unreasonable verdict; sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v M.  assault with a weapon x 2  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v N.  sexual assault  conviction appeal: misapprehension or failure to consider evidence, corroboration 
R. v P.  care and control  summary conviction appeal: review of summary conviction appeal court, intention to drive 
R. v P.  robbery x 3  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence 
R. v P.  possession of stolen property over x 7  conviction appeal: doctrine of recent possession; proof of knowledge and control; sentence appeal -fitness of sentence 
R. v P.  assault causing bodily harm  conviction appeal: charge to the jury, defence of accident, fairness of the trial, sentence appeal – fitness of the sentence 
R. v P.  assault causing bodily harm  sentence appeal: conditional sentence 
R. v Q.  sexual assault  restoring appeal  
R. v Q.  attempted murder and related charges  conviction appeal: s.11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, right to be tried within a reasonable time 
R. v R.  dangerous driving causing death; dangerous driving causing bodily harm x 3; refuse to provide breath sample  sentence appeal: fitness of sentence; availability of conditional sentence 
R. v S.  sexual assault  conviction appeal: charge to the jury, use of prior consistent statement, consciousness of guilt; theory of the defence, allegations of sexual assault against other parties; sentence appeal – fitness of sentence 
R. v S.  criminal harassment, breach of probation  appeal from disposition of Ontario Review Board, assessment of future risk to the public 
R. v S.  sexual assault, chocking  conviction appeal: forensic evidence, misapprehension of evidence, unreasonable verdict, sentence appeal – fitness of sentence 
R. v T.  possession of stolen property  sentence appeal – youth disposition 
R. v T.  driving while disqualified x. 2; breach of undertaking, drive while suspended  sentence appeal – fitness of sentence 
     

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