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Withdrawn charges sound alarm about false allegations: Harnett

  • November 11, 2018
Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says his client's narrow escape from a wrongful conviction in an alleged rape case — after a prosecutor's rare declaration he was "completely innocent" — should sound a warning bell about the erosion of the presumption of innocence.
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Crown withdraws, judge apologizes as Harnett’s client cleared

  • May 3, 2018
Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells the recent withdrawal of sexual assault charges against his client by the Crown mid-jury trial and subsequent apology from the bench, demonstrates why defence counsel are resistant to water down fair trial protections in these serious matters.
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Progressive police discretion helpful during opioid crisis

  • September 11, 2017
Toronto welcomed “The Works” — its first “legal” safe injection site — in August, but as the drugs being injected by the patients are still highly illegal, there is often confusion as to the legal status of these facilities, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.
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Decision to keep a prisoner in segregation needs daily review: Harnett

  • May 17, 2017
With the release of the Howard Sapers’ report scrutinizing the use of segregation, it’s encouraging that correctional facilities are trying to manage mental-health needs in a “humane and thoughtful way,” but there’s currently no method in place to deal with these issues within the jail system, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells The Lawyers Daily.
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