Adam Boni from the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers (experienced in impaired driving cases as a prosecutor and a defence lawyer) provides the Senate's Legal committee with a damning constitutional indictment of Bill C-46.
Major fentanyl case collapses as judge finds Toronto cop ‘intentionally misled’ court
The Toronto Star
A Toronto police drug squad detective "intentionally misled" a court justice to obtain search warrants in a major gun and drug case, an Ontario judge said in a judgment Wednesday, describing "egregious" police misconduct that included deliberately failing to seize critical CCTV footage "for improper motives." Adam Boni, the lawyer representing Downes, said the case has been gruelling for his client - "he wants to put this behind him," he said.
Processing Time For Forensic Gun Analysis Has Quadrupled
CBC News: The National
The processing time for forensic gun analysis has quadrupled in four years, piling more delays onto a justice system coping with an increase in gun-related violence. The RCMP are blaming those longer wait times on staffing challenges driven by a Harper-era cost-cutting decision.
October 23, 2020 - Guest Speaker, "Challenging Warrants/Wiretaps", 48th Annual Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Toronto ON.
January 24-25, 2020 - Participant, The Twelfth National Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform, Alternatives to Short-Term Custody, Montreal QC.
May 2019 - Guest Speaker, "Litigating the Garofoli Application”, 2019 O.E.S.E.C. Advanced Wiretap Seminar, Chestnut Conference Center, Toronto ON.
January 17-19, 2019 - Participant, The Eleventh National Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform, Reinventing Criminal Justice: Decolonizing the Criminal Justice System, The Winnipeg Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
December 2018-2004 - Co-Author, Sentencing Drug Offenders (Thomsen Reuters) https://store.thomsonreuters.ca/product-detail/sentencing-drug-offenders
February 28, 2018 - Witness, Senate of Canada, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances)
October 2017 - Guest Speaker, "Trial Tactics and Defences”, 2017 Criminal Lawyers' Association Recent Call Conference, Hilton Double Tree, Toronto ON.
October 2016 - Guest Speaker, "Direct Examination”, 2016 Criminal Lawyers' Association Recent Call Conference, Hilton Double Tree, Toronto ON.
October 2015 - Guest Speaker, "Section 540(7) Applications", Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto Judges Regional Seminar, West Trillium House, Blue Mountain, Ontario.
April 30, 2015 - Guest Speaker, "Attacking the Affidavit - Defence Strategies”, 2015 O.E.S.E.C. Advanced Wiretap Seminar, Toronto ON.
March 2015 - Author, "Bill C-13: Laying the Foundation for the Modern Canadian Surveillance State" (co-author A. Ruffo), For The Defence Magazine Vol. 36, No.1.
February 2015 - Guest Lecturer, “The Complete Guide to Search Warrants Program 2015″, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Donald Lamont Learning Centre.
February 2015 - Author, “The Practitioner’s Guide to Search Warrant Review”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Complete Guide to Search Warrants Program 2015.
April 2014 - Guest Lecturer, “The Six Minute Criminal Lawyer 2014″: “The New Safety Search Power”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Donald Lamont Learning Centre.
March 2014 - Author, “‘Mann! What a Mess!’ MacDonald and the New Warrantless Safety Search Power”, Law Society of Upper Canada, “The Six Minute Criminal Lawyer 2014″
November 23, 2013 - Guest Lecturer, “Critical Thinking and Charter Applications in Criminal Law”, study group for new criminal lawyers, Law Offices of Rosen, Naster LLP.
October 2, 2013 - Guest Lecturer, “Part VI of the Criminal Code: Electronic Surveillance and Invasion of Privacy”, Criminal Procedure Course, Professors M. Greene & G. Grill, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.
June 25, 2013 - Guest Speaker, “The Impact of R. v. Mahal on Wiretap Challenges”, Paul Cooper’s Garage Series, St. Michael’s College Auditorium, Toronto.
May 4, 2013 - Guest Speaker, “The Sixth Step in Garofoli Section 8 Challenges”, The Complete Guide to Search Warrants, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Toronto.
November 8, 2012 - Guest Speaker, “The Sixth Step in Garofoli Section 8 Challenges”, The Federal Prosecution Service Annual Fall Educational Conference, Toronto.
October 20, 2012 - Guest Speaker, “Search Warrants”, DCAO/CCLA Annual Criminal Law Conference 2012, Montebello, Quebec.
July 2012 - Expert Witness Testimony, Prosecution and Defence of Wiretap Cases in the Criminal Law Context, Canada v. Jaballah, Federal Court of Canada (Toronto).
June 2, 2012 - Panel Moderator, “Drugs…Getting Back to Basics”, Criminal Lawyers’ Association Spring Conference, Toronto.
May 10, 2012 - Guest Speaker, “New Technologies, New Searches”, Justice of the Peace Spring Educational Conference, Toronto.
May 28, 2011 - Guest Speaker, “Preparation for a Challenge to the Warrant”, The Complete Guide to Search Warrants, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto.
March 5, 2011 - Program Chair and Lecturer, The Complete Guide to Wiretaps, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto.
February 12, 2011 - Guest Speaker, “The Wiretap Case”, Evidentiary Challenges for Criminal Lawyers, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto.
November 20, 2010 - Guest Speaker, “So You Want to build a Criminal Law Practice?” Criminal Lawyers Association, Toronto. Read the Law Times' coverage of Mr. Boni's speech here.
October 27, 2010 - Witness, Senate of Canada, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Bill S-10 An Act to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Read a transcript of Mr. Boni's submissions to the Senate LCAC here.
October 20, 2010 - Guest, “Graphic Evidence", CBC News
October 6, 2010 - Guest Speaker, “Garofoli and Dawson Applications in Warranted Search Cases”, Criminal Lawyers' Association, Toronto.
April 21, 2010 - Guest Speaker, “The Preliminary Inquiry”, Criminal Lawyers' Association, Toronto.
April 17, 2010 - Guest Speaker, “The Six Minute Criminal Lawyer 2010″: “The New McNeil Application”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto.
More than 25 Years in Criminal Law
Adam Steven Boni, LL.B. has been practising exclusively in the area of criminal law for more than 25 years. He is a highly experienced, well-known and respected Toronto Criminal Lawyer who defends his clients with skill, passion and integrity. He has extensive trial experience before judges and juries. He has also developed significant experience in the defence of Professionals facing Disciplinary Hearings. He is regularly retained and consulted by other defence lawyers who seek out his assistance with difficult cases.
Mr. Boni is also an author, lecturer and public speaker. He loves his work and takes great personal pride in achieving the best possible result in every case that he takes on, especially the tough ones. No case is too big or too small, and every single client matters.