In The News (Archived)

  • Josh Arnold Q.C. appointed to Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

    Josh Arnold, a high-profile Halifax criminal lawyer, is among four Nova Scotia Supreme Court judges appointed Wednesday by federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

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  • Rehtaeh Parsons: Josh Arnold defends one of two in court on child pornography offences

    Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with child pornography offences over the alleged cyber-bullying of a Canadian girl who took her own life.

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  • Josh Arnold defends one of two young men charged in Rehtaeh Parsons case make first court appearance

    The two young men facing child pornography-related charges arising from the Rehtaeh Parsons case will return to Halifax youth court in September.

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  • Internet, media ‘conducted…one-sided trial’ in Rehtaeh Parsons case says Josh Arnold lawyer for accused says

    The lawyer for one of the men facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons says reaction to the case on the Internet amounts to a rush to judgment.

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  • Josh Arnold defends one of Rehtaeh Parsons suspects in court to face child porn charges

    Two young men appeared in youth court on Thursday to face child pornography charges in a high-profile court case connected to Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who was bullied online and then took her own life, but her family says they don't think justice can prevail.

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  • Teen charged in Rehtaeh Parsons case facing online 'lynch mob' says defence lawyer Josh Arnold

    The lawyer for one of the teens charged in the Rehtaeh Parsons case suggested Thursday that his client has already been convicted on social media.

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  • Josh Arnold appears with one of a pair arraigned on child porn charges in Parsons case

    A lawyer for one of two young Eastern Passage men facing child pornography charges in the Rehtaeh Parsons case is concerned about the publicity surrounding the allegations.

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  • Josh Arnold comments re: Juror No Shows

    “Human nature being what it is, there may be some apathy, there may be some misunderstanding of what the process is really about,” says Josh Arnold, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association.

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  • Josh Arnold represents suspended police officer

    A Halifax Regional Police officer who’s been suspended with pay since his November 2010 arrest has collected about $200,000 from the force.

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  • Josh Arnold: Lawyer Laments Loss of Lab

    Loss of RCMP firearm labs will hurt police, critics say.

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  • Halifax Criminal Defence Lawyer Josh Arnold Successful in Defending Former Cole Harbour Teacher Antoine Fraser

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    Sex charges withdrawn against former N.S. teacher

    Crown withdraws sex charge against former teacher

  • Josh Arnold Assists Cocaine Trafficker Receive Minimum Federal Sentence

    A former Halifax fitness trainer and bodybuilding champion has been sentenced to two years in prison for possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

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  • R. v. Banfield (Trial decision)

    Shawn Banfield plead guilty to offences involving drugs (cocaine and marijuana) and guns (a loaded shotgun). The Crown argued that the sentences for guns and drugs had to be consecutive to each other. Josh Arnold argued on behalf of Mr. Banfield that the sentences should be concurrent. The trial judge agreed with Josh Arnold and ordered concurrent sentences for the drugs and guns. The Crown appealed.

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  • R. v. Banfield (Appeal decision)

    The Crown appealed the Supreme Court's decision to grant Shawn Banfield a concurrent sentence for guns and drugs. In upholding the trial judge's decision agreeing with Josh Arnold's original argument and Ian Hutchison's argument on appeal, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled that the trial judge: "...in her thorough decision took all applicable principles of sentencing, including totality, into consideration before determining an appropriate sentence."

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  • Josh Arnold, President of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association, speaking about RCMP Lab closure

    “Any delay in the criminal justice system is problematic,” said Josh Arnold , president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association. Testing Crown evidence and getting a fair trial in a reasonable amount of time are paramount, Arnold said.

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  • Josh Arnold comments on: RCMP to close labs in Halifax, Winnipeg, Regina

    Josh Arnold , president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association, said he was concerned about the impact the Halifax lab's closing would have on criminal trials. "Justice delayed is justice denied. An accused person is constitutionally entitled to a trial within a reasonable period of time," Arnold said.

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  • Josh Arnold Argues Successfully For Mistrial In Cocaine Trafficking Case

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  • Josh Arnold Helps Correct Wrongful Conviction

    Man will be retried on cocaine charges.

    A Halifax man’s trial on a charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking has ended in a mistrial.

    Mark Anthony Austin Callender, 38, was charged in August 2007 after police seized three kilograms of coke that had been delivered to his residence. The drugs had a street value of about $300,000.

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  • R. v. Aaron Zinck

    Nova Scotia criminal defence lawyer, Josh Arnold defends Aaron Zinck, a 19 year-old charged with 2nd degree murder, while defending his family and home from an angry intoxicated mob.

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