R. v. L.P. 2012 BCPC 6

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The accused was a young person convicted of stabbing a fellow student at school. The crown urged the court to send the young person to jail. However, the Youth Court Judge accepted the submission of defence counsel that society was best protected if the young person rehabilitation could continue in the community. Medical evidence submitted by the defence established that the young person was facing numerous mental health issues at the time of the offence but was now doing considerably better.

R. v. Smith 2011 BCSC 1695

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After being arrested and charged with murder, Mr. Smith was interviewed by the police. After hearing submissions from Mr. Fowler about the application of the Charter of Rights the court ruled that the statement was not admissible in evidence.

R. v. Lange and Boucher 2011 YKCA 7

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This was an appeal from convictions for murder. Mr. Fowler was appointed amicus curiae by the court to assist Mr. Boucher present his appeal. The Court of Appeal agreed that there had been legal errors in the first trial and ordered a new trial.