Canadian Criminal Cases Annotated Volume 22

Canadian Criminal Cases Annotated Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...that only. I cannot but hold that there was no reasonable evidence that the accused ever had on the premises in question these liquors; except a bottle of Italian wine (when purchased does not appear) which she admitted she had for her own use, and in regard to which the prosecutor repudiated any attempt to support a conviction. The careful search of the premises which was made, failed to discover any of these liquors; though it discovered the boarders' two dozen bottles of beer, notwithstanding their efforts to conceal them; efforts quite natural in them, although they may have been well within the law in having it, because, being foreigners and illiterate men, they would not know the fine distinctions of the law, and would naturally be distrustful and secretive, in the face of the liquor license laws and all their punishments. It may be that many who are guilty of infractions of those laws escape punishment; it may be that the applicant is embraced in that category; but that is not the question; it is a much lesser evil that the guilty sometimes escape than that the innocent be sometimes punished: the main thing is, that no one shall be convicted upon suspicion alone, no matter how strong it may be: that only those who are duly proved to be guilty, in accordance with the provisions of the law, shall be punished. The conviction must be quashed. Conviction quashed. Sl'I'REME COURT OF ALBERTA. BEFORE HARVEY, C.J., s('Or'l, STUART, BECK, AND SIMMONS, JJ. REX v. MINCHIN. 1. Ev1m;xcr: ( XI--.I--823)--SL'uG1: s'rivE FAC'1'S--CRIMINAL CASE--CON'NECTED CRIMINAL ACT. Where evidence of the commission of one criminal act is in itself circumstantial evidence of the commission of another criminal act, it is admissible more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835034
  • 9781236835031