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Complex White Collar Prosecutions and Dismissal for Delay

Complex White Collar Prosecutions and Dismissal for Delay

John Pirie

John Pirie

August 26, 2021 10:02 PM

By Ben Sakamoto & John Pirie

November 20, 2020

The Court of Québec recently considered whether the complexity of a white collar case justifies a departure from the presumptive 18-month limit for the prosecution of criminal offences after charges are laid. The Court’s decision affirms that white collar matters that are often thought of as “complex” are not necessarily exempt from the 18-month ceiling.

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