R. v. O'Neil (P.T.), (2014) 436 N.B.R.(2d) 1 (TD)

Judge:French, J.
Court:Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Case Date:December 08, 2014
Jurisdiction:New Brunswick
Citations:(2014), 436 N.B.R.(2d) 1 (TD);2015 NBQB 18
 
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R. v. O'Neil (P.T.) (2014), 436 N.B.R.(2d) 1 (TD);

    436 R.N.-B.(2e) 1; 1139 A.P.R. 1

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Temp. Cite: [2015] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.028

Renvoi temp.: [2015] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.028

Her Majesty the Queen v. Patrick Thomas O'Neil

(SJM-99-2014; 2015 NBQB 18; 2015 NBBR 18)

Indexed As: R. v. O'Neil (P.T.)

Répertorié: R. v. O'Neil (P.T.)

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

Trial Division

Judicial District of Saint John

French, J.

December 8, 2014.

Summary:

Résumé:

The accused applied for a review of detention pursuant to s. 525 of the Criminal Code, where the trial was delayed.

The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, dismissed the application.

Criminal Law - Topic 3320

Compelling appearance, detention and release - Interim release or detention of accused pending trial or appeal - Review - On September 10, the accused elected a trial by judge and jury - His bail hearing was held on September 24 - On October 29, the accused waived a preliminary inquiry - On December 1 (motions day) the trial was scheduled for July 27 - A pre-trial conference was scheduled for February 10 - Seven to 10 days were reserved in early April for a voir dire of possible Charter motions - The accused applied for a review of detention pursuant to s. 525 of the Criminal Code, for consideration of trial delay - The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, dismissed the application - The preliminary inquiry was not waived until the end of October - A trial could not take place until after the Charter motions were heard and adjudicated - Most importantly, the trial was scheduled within the administrative guidelines of the judicial district - There had been no unreasonable delay.

Droit criminel - Cote 3320

Mesures concernant la comparution, la détention et la mise en liberté - Mise en liberté provisoire ou détention du prévenu de l'accusé en attendant le procès ou l'appel - Révision - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 3320 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Widalko (D.P.), [2013] B.C.T.C. Uned. 2077; 2013 BCSC 2077, appld. [para. 1].

R. v. Bowden (J.R.) (2013), 559 A.R. 126; 2013 ABQB 178, refd to. [para. 3].

R. v. Morin, [1992] 1 S.C.R. 771; 134 N.R. 321; 53 O.A.C. 241, refd to. [para. 3].

R. v. Askov, Hussey, Melo and Gugliotta, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1199; 113 N.R. 241; 42 O.A.C. 81, refd to. [para. 3].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sect. 525 [para. 1].

Counsel:

Avocats:

Mélanie Ferron, for the Crown;

Orlando A. Lineros, for Patrick Thomas O'Neil.

This application for a review of detention was heard and decided on December 8, 2014, by French, J., of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, Judicial District of Saint John. The Court delivered the following reasons for oral decision, in both official languages.

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