Criminal Law

Criminal Law Procedure is set out in the Criminal Code but there are Manitoba-specific practices as well.  These materials cover the practical basics from arrest to appeals and will be useful to both Crown and defence.  There are tips on cross-examination and preparation for court and new expanded material on preparing and using Gladue Reports.  A fairly comprehensive list of considerations for sentencing is included as well as comments on the R. v. K.G.K. 2020 SCC 7 decision on verdict deliberation time and delay. The precedents and forms include an updated and detailed interview checklist that can be adapted to your practice.

Thank you

The Law Society of Manitoba thanks all the volunteer lawyer reviewers who have contributed to the past development and current updating of the materials. It would not have been possible without the hours of help they have given over the years.

The reviewers of the Criminal Law Procedure chapters:

  • Judge Ryan Rolston, Provincial Court of Manitoba
  • Vic Bellay, Domestic Violence Unit, Manitoba Prosecution Service
  • Raegan Rankin, Public Prosecution Service of Canada 
  • Kathy Bueti, Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe Law Corporation 
  • Gerri Wiebe, Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe Law Corporation 

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