The Definition Of Justice Statement: R V. Adams

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The definition of justice is subjective. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines justice as “the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments” and “the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity.” Justice is the upholding of what is morally and legally right in the eyes of the law and those that create it. It is the pursuit of truth. And as much as the justice system tries to be efficient and effective in the execution of justice, the pursuit of what is right should and does take priority. Victims and Accused both have rights and the justice system should value them equally. In my observations, …show more content…
Adams was a plea trial in which the Accused, Adams, was represented by Allan Brass, Mellow was the Crown, and the Judge was Judge L’Oignon. The Accused was charged under sections 733.1 and 1452 (b) of the criminal code which are breach of probation and failure to appear in court, respectfully. This case stems from an original incident of theft of an amount under 5000 dollars in which the Accused entered the Nordstrom located in the Rideau Mall downtown Ottawa and attempted to leave the store with an 80 dollar pair of headphones. He was caught and arrested before he could leave the store by security who had observed him pocketing the headphones. He made bail and was placed under probation, and scheduled to appear in court. He failed to report to his probation officer and failed to appear in court, leading to the new charges and subsequent arrest of the Accused. He plead guilty to both charges and was sentenced 45 days imprisonment minus time served and 1 year to pay his fines, as well as a trespass notice of 2 years forbidding his presence at the Nordstrom …show more content…
LaFleur exemplifies this. It was a sentencing hearing for a break and enter case charged under section 348 of the criminal code of Canada. The Judge was L’Oignon, Defense was John Boss, and the Crown was Ms. McVey. On October 24th of 2014, the accused and two other individuals entered a group home at 1am. The other two entered a bedroom while the accused waited in the hallway. The next morning the Victim awoke to find money missing, in denominations of 100 dollar bills. The accused was arrested the following day after being caught on camera, and he had a 100 dollar bill on his person. The Judge had charged the Accused through section 810 of the criminal code in regards to recognisance then the charges would be dropped. They also said that deterrence, rehabilitation, and mitigating factors played a role in sentencing. The sentence was a 500 dollar fine, and an order to keep the peace and have no contact with the other individuals involved for 8

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