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Mike Kruse in the News

Canadian Lawyer MagazineApr 09, 2021Judge rules photos, electronic messages are inadmissible in sexual assault trial of Edmonton doctor
Ontario criminal lawyer Michael Kruse discusses some of the proposed evidence used in Dr. Stetawart’s trial.
The Lawyer’s DailyApr 07, 2021Ontario Court of Appeal overturns sex assault acquittal over trial judge’s reliance on rape myths
Criminal lawyer Mike Kruse — himself a former assistant Crown attorney — says the ruling should be a warning to all parties in sexual assault trials.
Law TimesJan 07, 2019Sexual assault cases to come before SCC
Criminal defence lawyer Mike Kruse, who frequently acts for clients charged with sexual assault, says guidance from the Supreme Court on relationship evidence would assist all parties in sexual assault cases.
Law TimesDec 03, 2018Crown only has to prove ‘realistic risk’
Criminal Defence Lawyer Mike Kruse thinks courts are less likely to accept the evidence of an individual who was found in his/her parked car while highly impaired.
Owen Sound Sun TimesNov 21, 2018Son pleads to lesser charge in mishap which left dad dead
Owen Sound Sun Times – Kruse Law lawyer Karl Toews was able to negotiate a charge of impaired driving causing death where our client was facing four or more years in jail, down to impaired driving with a small fine.
Talk Radio AM640Oct 09, 2012Michael Kruse discusses the case of the drunk driver charged with impaired driving, for causing four deaths by going the wrong way on the 407
Lawyer Michael Kruse discusses the case of the drunk driver charged with impaired driving, for causing four deaths by going the wrong way on the 407.
Talk Radio AM640Sep 04, 2012Michael Kruse discusses acquittal of Saskatchewan driver on impaired driving charges
Lawyer Michael Kruse speaks on the Jeff McArthur Show about the recent acquittal of a Saskatchewan driver on impaired driving charges
CBCMay 15, 2012Michael Kruse discusses victim impact statements in the Rafferty case
Lawyer Michael Kruse discusses victim impact statements which will be heard in advance of convicted murderer Michael Rafferty’s sentencing hearing
LFPressMay 01, 2012Michael Kruse Weighs in on the Rafferty Murder Trial
Lawyers who make a living defending accused are split on when, why and if their clients should ever take the stand
CTVMay 01, 2012Is Rafferty’s silence a good strategy? Michael Kruse weighs in.
Criminal defence lawyer Michael Kruse says the defence attorney can give the client advice whether or not to testify, but the decision is ultimately up to the client. He says the decision to have Rafferty not testify is very surprising.
CBCApr 30, 2012Michael Kruse discusses whether Michael Rafferty should take the stand
Will Michael Rafferty, who has been accused of murdering Tori Stafford, take the stand? Criminal lawyer Michael Kruse told the CBC what Rafferty’s defence team would be considering.
Toronto SunApr 30, 2012Will Rafferty testify? Lawyer lists pros and cons
During the final days of the first-degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty, criminal lawyer Michael Kruse weighs in on the implications of having the accused testify.
CBCFeb 28, 2012Michael Kruse talks jury selection in the Michael Rafferty murder trial
Criminal lawyer Michael Kruse speaks to the CBC about about what is involved in choosing a juror.