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SCC Decision: September 11, 2008

R. v. L.T.H., 2008 SCC 49
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(Criminal law / Young persons / Evidence)
A young person charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm was read his rights and signed a waiver of rights.  On a voir dire, the Youth Justice Court judge found a videotaped statement inadmissible since the Crown had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the statement was voluntary.  The Court agreed with the YJC judge, finding that courts should take an "individualized, objective" approach to whether a youth understands her or his rights.
Majority/Dissent: 4/3

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