Regina v Stinchcombe

In this landmark case, Stitchcombe was a lawyer accused of fraud as well as stealing from his clients. He pled not guilty. Although his secretary had given information to the police in his favor, this was not going to be used in court. Therefore the court decision was that Stitchcombe was guilty. He appealed to the Alberta Court of Appeal and the appeal was dismissed without reason. He then had his case heard at the Supreme Court of Canada because he felt his Charter of Rights and Freedoms had been violated.

Dated Added:
January 1, 2008
Published By:
Centre for Constitutional Studies: University of Alberta
English Only
Grades 10 - 12
Legal Studies
Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

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