Keeping Up Is Hard to Do:
A Trial Judge’s Reading Blog

SENTENCING-COCAINE AND METHAMPHETAMINE

Cavallo v R [2022] NZCA 276, June 30, 2022, at paragraphs 62 and 63: Our assessment of the evidence — set out at [34]–[46] above — is as follows: (a)

CROSS-EXAMINATION OF ACCUSED ON CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. A.J.K., 2022 ONCA 487, June 24, 2022, at paragraphs 48 to 50: Where an accused testifies, their criminal record is presumptively admissible for purposes of assessing their credibility

EVIDENCE-JUDICIAL NOTICE

In R. v. Hussein, 2022 ABCA 219, June 15, 2022, the accused was charged with the offences of extortion and unlawful confinement. At the trial, the “complainant was unable to