R v Askov

The trial of Askov and three co-accused was delayed for 4 years following their arrest. The charge for these four people was conspiracy to commit extortion (blackmail). Some of the accused had spent most of this time in jail and when the next trial date was set, they asked the court to cancel their charges. According to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms any person charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time. The accused felt strongly that a 4 year delay was not reasonable.

Dated Added:
March 1, 2002
Published By:
Centre for Constitutional Studies: University of Alberta
Language:
English Only
Grades:
Grades 10 - 12
Subject:
Legal Studies, Social Studies
Keywords:
Arrest, Charter of Rights, Extortion
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http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/ccs/rulings/Askov.php

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