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Disclosure

Disclosure is the fruits of the police investigation. Disclosure includes all police officer notes, all potential witness statements (including statements that are audio or video recorded), and any other relevant information or materials in the possession of the Crown. Every accused person is entitled to have complete and timely disclosure of the case against him or her. This includes all materials, whether helpful or harmful to the accused person’s case, even if the Crown does not intend to use the materials at the trial of the accused person. Failure of the Crown to provide disclosure to the accused person in a timely manner may result in a breach of the accused’s constitutional right to be tried within a reasonable time. If this happens, the accused person may bring an application to the Court to determine whether to stay the proceedings because of the unreasonable delay.

Vladimir Fedorchuk

Barrister & Solicitor
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1E2

Cel: 647-203-9636
Fax: 647-776-3168

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