When someone does not get bail when they are charged with a crime, they are ordered by the judge to be detained in custody. For every day spent in pre-trial custody the accused will usually be given credit for his/her days in custody at a rate of 1.5 for every one day spent in custody….

Documents have been acquired by a Vancouver criminal defense law firm that purport to show the BC provincial government collaborating with adjudicators in order to reverse engineer certain Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) cases in British Columbia. The documents were acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, and they allege that independent tribunals at RoadSafetyBC…

The Supreme Court of Canada just released their reasons in a case called The Queen v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27. Mr. Jordan had been charged in the lower mainland with a number of very serious drug offences. He had argued at trial that his right to a speedy trial had been breached. The trial judge…

When you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a criminal offence, your first contact with the court system will likely be at a bail hearing. Section 515 of the Criminal Code provides for judicial interim release without conditions unless the prosecutor shows good cause that the accused should remain in custody…

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