Two women charged with theft acquitted because of the Jordan decision of the Supreme Court (excessive delays in procedures)

Two persons who are members of the same family were arrested by Montreal police on charges of shoplifting for a value of $ 200 in a department store. The ladies were summoned to Municipal Court to face charges of theft and conspiracy (Sections 334 and 465 Criminal Code). They met Mrs. Vallelonga to ask her to defend them on criminal charges. The two women charged denied committing the offence and

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Charges can be dropped because of procedural delays

Section 11 b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom provides the right of any person charged with an offence to be tried within a reasonable time. Since this section is constitutional in nature, it has precedence over the law as well as the government’s administrative decisions.Then what are the consequences of excessive delays before a trial?The Supreme Court of Canada recently set a ceiling for procedures of 18

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