Bottos Law Group Associate Austin Corbett joined the CTV Primetime Crime Panel on August 21, 2019 to discuss marijuana drug tests, the victims of crime surcharge, and the bail system.
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Austin Corbett joined the CTV Primetime Crime Panel on July 10, 2019 to discuss HUB policing, sexual history evidence, and condom use in sex assault cases.
Austin Corbett joined the CTV Primetime Crime Panel on June 26, 2019 to discuss a number of topics including training for judges, the CTLA, and sentencing.
Will van Engen of Bottos Law was interviewed by CBC News on the Alberta Court of Appeal's call to end bail delays in the Province.
The Supreme Court of Canada today released the groundbreaking decision in R v Barton. Mr. Barton was represented by Dino Bottos and Bottos Law Group at trial and on appeal.
In an exclusive CBC report delving into the ongoing troubles with the bail system in Alberta, Bottos Law Group Associate William van Engen provided key commentary and opinion.
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down certain parts of the child luring offence. The Court relied upon the work of Peter Sankoff.
Dino Bottos, an Edmonton-based criminal defence lawyer, says that a lack of appreciation of the Charter may be in part because it has been in place for less than four decades.
Police must remain objective and impartial. They must be open to innocent explanations in regards to a particular suspect. An officer who begins from the presumption that a criminal suspect is a “maggot” may have lost objectivity.
Writing in the Law Times on the recent Supreme Court of Canada hearing for R v Barton, Matthew Gourlay of Henein Hutchison LLP says the following: "Overturning the Court of Appeal and reinstating Barton’s acquittal would be politically unpopular. This will be a crucial test of the Supreme Court’s institutional integrity — one that we should all hope it does not fail to meet."
On July 18, Austin Corbett appeared on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. He discussed the recent case of youth vandalism in the west end.
Bottos Law Group is pleased to report that the first-degree murder charges against Mr. Philip Vanderwell were stayed by the Crown Prosecutors office, as there was "no reasonable likelihood of conviction" as reported in the Edmonton Journal on July 30, 2018. Mr. Vanderwell was represented by Dino Bottos.