What Are The Potential Defences For Internet Related Charges?
If the Crown is unable to prove the essential elements of the particular offence beyond a reasonable doubt, they will have failed to discharge their burden, and the accused will be acquitted.
While the Internet is a rich source of evidence for investigative authorities, it is also a critical resource for a defence lawyer. Social media sites, email and hard drive examination can often establish someone's innocence as much as they can establish another person's guilt. This applies equally to cell phones and smart phone technology.