Jacob Stilman’s Posts on AdvocateDaily.com:
Benefit of U.S. border crackdown on marijuana questionable
“Absurd” U.S. federal cannabis policies are in the spotlight again as Canadians are reportedly being barred from the United States for admitting to long-past marijuana use, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
SCC peels back curtain on police actions as trespassers
The Supreme Court of Canada came down hard on the actions of police “as trespassers on private property” when it set aside a man’s drug and gun convictions, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
SCC ruling notes problem people of colour have with police
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to set aside a man’s gun- and drug-related convictions because he was arbitrarily detained and searched is another reminder to police about the need to respect people’s rights, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
‘Good luck’ trying to charge guillotine protesters: Stilman
Demonstrators’ use of a fake guillotine to protest planned cuts by the Ontario government should be seen more as “political theatre” than a threat to Premier Doug Ford, Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman tells the National Post .
Cannabis arrest exposes flaws in new impaired driving laws
The arrest of a Nova Scotia motorist whose saliva tested positive for cannabis demonstrates an inherent flaw in Canada’s new impaired driving legislation, Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman tells AdvocateDaily.com.
Another impaired defence goes to that ‘great courtroom in the sky’
Defence lawyers will have to devise new and innovative ways to succeed for those clients charged with impaired driving, Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman writes in The Lawyer’s Daily .
Five burning questions surrounding marijuana legalization in Canada
Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman has a warning for Canadians facing the brave new world of legal marijuana — having a financial interest in Canada’s cannabis industry is enough to prevent you from entering the United States.
Cannabis impaired driving – new laws present new challenges
By Jacob Stilman . Unless you have been residing in a cryogenic chamber for the past two years, you know that Oct. 17, 2018 is going to be a red-letter (green-letter?) day for cannabis consumers.
Success of automatism defence for sex assaults ‘pretty low’: Stilman
An Ontario court decision allowing the defence of automatism caused by extreme inebriation in sex assault cases does not mean it’s open season on women, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
Concerns around gunshot-detection system need to be addressed
Privacy concerns over the City of Toronto’s plan to increase surveillance and incorporate new audio technology to detect gunfire are “a little overblown,” Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman tells The Lawyer’s Daily .
Forcillo appeal decision doesn’t alter law around police force
By Jacob Stilman . On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while standing alone inside an immobile streetcar. Forcillo shot Yatim three times, striking him in the heart and severing his spine with two of the shots. Yatim fell to the floor of the streetcar mortally wounded. But Forcillo was not done. He paused for 5.5 seconds and then shot Mr. Yatim six more times.
Hire a litigation lawyer in disciplinary proceedings: Stilman
For licensed professionals facing disciplinary/regulatory proceedings, it’s critical to hire litigation counsel who has extensive trial experience, Toronto lawyer Jacob Stilman tells AdvocateDaily.com.
The intersection of criminal and family law
When serious allegations of assault, sexual assault or threatening are made in the midst of a separation or divorce, it can be a difficult obstacle for the accused to overcome when custody and access are at stake, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
Lo Greco Stilman: a full-service firm with a community connection
Lo Greco Stilman LLP is a full-service, community-based law office located in a mixed commercial-residential neighbourhood of North York that focuses on building relationships with clients, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman.
Damages awarded in sexual assault false complaint case
By Jacob Stilman . The criminal offence of sexual assault is under-reported, under-charged and, when prosecuted, results in a disproportionate number of acquittals and withdrawals.