http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/24 ... n-dropped/
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“Your client doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t want to resolve [plead guilty and pay a reduced fine]?ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â asked a Justice of the Peace at trial last year, speaking to Mr. MangovÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s paralegal. ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“He doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t understand that itÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s in his best interest to resolve. How many trials do I have to do for speeding before people understand?ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â
This comment, along with others, made it seem the court is ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“predisposed to conviction on speeding trials,ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â according to this new ruling by Justice Shaun Nakatsuru of the Ontario Court of Justice. ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“This comment could reasonably be interpreted as meaning that while it was [Mr. MangovÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s] right to insist on a trial, this may still be a trial pre-ordained to a conclusion in favour of the prosecution.ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â
Edit: Found the case law for those that are interested, reading through it now.
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/oncj/doc/2 ... cj351.html
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