Introduction to Canadian Criminal Procedure

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
– Albert Einstein

To be successful as a trial lawyer, two things are of paramount importance:

1. having a clear understanding of the complicated, constantly-evolving legal procedures, as dictated by legislators and court precedence; and

2. developing an effective strategy within those rules.

This book is all about number one, learning the rules of the game, including all possible exceptions. As for number two, see my book “Criminal Trial Strategies” to learn the art of advocacy, the art of telling the client’s story.

This book delves deeply into the nitty gritty details of every important procedure affecting criminal trial lawyers, both prosecutors and defence counsel. It explores every nook and cranny of long-standing procedural laws that have stood the test of time. It also covers the freshly-minted laws that have not yet been challenged by effective counsel. Bad rules deserve to be struck down. This book provides a road-map for challenging these rules.

Canadian Criminal Procedure by Patrick J Ducharme

The above is the an excerpt of Patrick J Ducharme’s book, Canadian Criminal Procedure, available at Amazon or in bulk through MedicaLegal Publishing along with Criminal Trial Strategies.

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